Exhibition Opening Hours

Saturday 9.30am to 6.00pm
Sunday 9.30am to 5.30pm
Monday  9.30am to 6.00pm
Tuesday  9.30am to 6.00pm
Wednesday  9.30am to 12noon

 

Some Exhibitors may not be present throughout the Festival and some may amend their opening times so please check this with them.

During the Festival there will be an exhibition of harps made in the UK and overseas. This offers an opportunity to try instruments made by difference makers… and perhaps even to purchase or rent a harp. In addition there will be music, CDs and harp-related goodies on sale.

EIHF are very grateful to all exhibitors who create such an exciting event.

The following have reserved space at the exhibition – expand for more information:

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Safety Notice

To reduce the chance of instruments being damaged, please DO NOT bring shoulder bags, rucksacks and similar objects into the Exhibition areas.

Accusound

Accusound website
172 Wadsley Lane, Sheffield S6 4EE
Tel +44 (0) 114 220 3517
Email: david@accusound.com

Accusound provides the harpist with a full professional audio system. Whether you require advice, our renowned harp pick up strip, or a full system including wireless operation and acoustic amplifier, you can be assured of our personal attention. We have built our reputation on providing amplification which maintains the original acoustic warmth of the instrument. All products are quick and simple to fit and remove, with no modifications required to your instrument. Come and visit us at the exhibition, bring your instrument with you and give us a chance to demonstrate how natural a sound our system produces.

Affairs of the Harp

Affairs of the Harp website
27 Orchard Drive, Park Street, St. Albans, AL2 2HQ
Tel: +44 (0)1727 872372
Email: geraldine@affairsoftheharp.com

The UK’s largest online source of secondhand pedal and non pedal harps. Affairs of the Harp also sell a wide range of harp accessories including strings, harp trollies and custom made music stands. A fabulous range of harp themed gift items including bone china mugs, tote bags, tea towels, stationery, aprons – all with exquisite specially commissioned artwork only available from Affairs of the Harp.

Alaw Music

Alaw Music website
4 Tyfica Road, Pontypridd, CF37 2DA
Tel: +44 (0)1443 402178
Email: sales@alawmusic.com

Alaw Music Publishing specialize in producing a wide variety of really useful music for harp and brass. As a publisher, we have one of the largest databases in the world dedicated to high quality harp music, while our brass music is also of the highest standard and variety. We offer original compositions and arrangements from many of the world’s leading musicians: all of our contributors are active professional players or educators with a wide breadth of experience.Our publications are intended for use in performance or practice by musicians at all levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced – consisting of a complete variety of styles – from traditional or folk to ‘classical’ or jazz.

Ardival Harps

Ardival Harps website
Orchard House, Castle Leod, Strathpeffer IV4 9AA
Tel: +44 (0)1997 421260
Email: info@ardival.com

Ardival Harps has specialised since 1993 in the manufacture of historical and traditional harps based on those played in Scotland and throughout Europe over the past thousand years. Over the years we have produced Pictish-style harps, wire-strung clarsachs and renaissance harps with buzzing bray pins. The most recent developments for you to try are a small bray harp ‘The Kinnettas’ and our redeveloped lever harp the ‘Dominie’

Ardival also runs courses for both complete beginners and players of wire and gut-strung harps. Beginners are provided with harps and are introduced to the history of the instrument while learning techniques and tunes. The teacher is Bill Taylor and the course reflects Bill’s specialist interest in the ancient and traditional repertoires of the British Isles.

Camac Harps Telynau Vining Wales-Cymru

Camac Harps Telynau Vining Wales-Cymru website
116B Pantbach Road, Birchgrove, Cardiff, CF14 1UE
Tel +44 (0) 29 2062 0900
Email: info@camacharps.co.uk

From our showroom in Cardiff, we distribute the full range of Camac harps throughout the UK and Ireland. We run an incentive harp rental scheme, stock a wide range of strings, music and accessories, and operate an efficient mail order service. We regularly support workshops and ensemble classes for young learners (and the young at heart!) You can be assured of a warm welcome, expert advice and excellent after-sales care.

Clive Morley Harps

Clive Morley Harps website
Good fellows, Filkins, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3JG
Tel +44 (0)1367 860493
Email: harps@morleyharps.com

Established in 1817, Clive Morley Harps is a family business, specialising in harp sales, rentals and repairs of both lever and pedal harps. We also stock the amazing Dusty Strings folk harps – come and try one!

Creighton’s Collection

Creighton’s Collection website
244 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9JG
Tel +44 (0)29 2039 7711
Email: tim@creightonscollection.co.uk

We are specialist Harp Music Publishers, Distributors and Online Music Retailers. We provide a music engraving, printing and distribution service to music publishers and individual musicians, delivering high quality publications either in their own names or via our unique co-production publishing service. Unsolicited scores are always welcome! We also stock a huge range of CDs and scores from other independent publishers and individual musicians. Please visit our stall in the Dining Hall to view our full range and to see our collection of gifts and beautiful hand-made greetings cards.

Design in Harmony

Design in Harmony website
22 Duncan Road, Helensburgh, G84 9DQ
Tel 07974 454834
Email: info@designinharmony.co.uk

Alongside the hugely successful Harmony seat, at this year’s festival we are launching something new – a seat designed to sling over the shoulder, quick to assemble and neat to pack; a must for any player who travels.

Come and see us in the Robertson Building. Design in Harmony – design for musicians.

Driftwood Harp

Driftwood Harp website
Cannon Park, Rosneath Road, Kilcreggan, G84 0JG
Tel 07808 964 901
Email: info@driftwoodharp.com

Porcelain and Silver Jewellery: Harp Jewellery, Wee Bothy necklaces and Brooches and other pieces inspired by the landscape and traditional architecture of the West Coast of Scotland.

Open Sunday to Tuesday only, outside the festival office. 

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Elvenkings-Harp

Elvenkings-Harp website
Meistersingerstrasse 15, Schwaz, A-6130
Tel +43 664 3382094
Email: info@elvenkings-harp.at

  • Fine single-action pedal harps
  • Irish harps
  • Harps with decorative carvings never seen before

 

 

Hands on Harps

Hands on Harps website
The Harpery, Station Road, Woodchester, Gloucestershire, GL5 5EQ
Tel 07961512428
Email: info@handsonharps.com

Hands on Harps have set about bucking many of the assumptions that many people have about the harp… ‘heavy, ornate, fragile objects that whilst beautiful to both look at listen to, are not portable and most of all are difficult to learn’.

To overcome these pre-conceptions, they have developed a Celtic folk harp which is bright, light and beautiful in sound and appearance. For just £40 per month and £100 deposit you can hire a harp and access the Hands on Harps online course, which allows you go at your own pace at a time that is convenient to you.

Jack Hayward Insurance

Jack Hayward Insurance website
75 Victoria Road, Reading RG7 3SL
Tel +44 (0)118 384 2025
Email: sales@haywardmusic.co.uk

Established in 1983 by two professional musicians and teachers, we only provide specialist Musical Instrument Insurance.  Our Policies are underwritten with certain underwriters at Lloyds of London and have been specifically tailored to meet the needs of all musicians from students through to international professionals and teachers.  We pride ourselves on taking care of our customers.

Killarney Harps

Killarney Harps website
12 Glenview Drive, Woodlawn, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Tel  +353 (0)87 752 6117 / +353 (0)87 752 6520 
Email: killarneyharps@gmail.com

Killarney Harps was established by Tim O’Carroll in 2011 in the picturesque Lakeland town of Killarney, in the heart of the Kingdom of Kerry. Kerry’s cultural history is steeped in Irish traditional music and dance.

The founder, Tim O’Carroll, has over 40 years’ experience as a Joiner and Furniture Designer/Manufacturer. The experience gained in working with wood is reflected in the quality of the finished harps.

The ethos of Killarney Harps is to produce a high end product, reasonably priced with a commitment to an efficient after sales service

Mark Norris Harps

Mark Norris Harps website
The Old School, Stobo, Peebles, EH45 8NX
Tel 01721 760 298
Email: mark@norrisharps.com

www.harpstrings.biz        www.niftyharps.scot

High quality small harps for serious students and professional players including light weight models with carbon fibre reinforced frames and titanium tuning pegs.  A wider range now includes a mini 27 string and larger 36 string harps. Individually made to order from a wide choice of beautiful woods and inlays, players specify their preferred semitone levers and string gauge to achieve their ideal sound and playing feel.

Online string sales and accessories are also available at www.harpstrings.biz and the new Nifty Harp Project is now underway providing inexpensive starter harps at www.niftyharps.scot .

 

 

Niebisch and Tree

Niebisch & Tree website
Niebisch & Tree Harps, 11a Terry Road, High Wycombe, HP13 6QJ 
Tel: +44 (0)1494 913 686
Email: ntharps@outlook.com

Niebisch & Tree Harps have been making, repairing and servicing harps since 1986. We have worked with most of the top orchestras and many of the world’s leading professionals. Providing same day harp servicing, and next day string delivery at the U.K.’s best prices. Major repairs to all makes of harps (Erard, Salvi, Lyon & Healy, Camac, Pilgrim etc) from new necks and soundboards to full regilding. We also make superior quality bespoke clarsachs. 

 

Pilgrim Harps

Pilgrim Harps website
Stansted House, Tilburstow Hill Road, South Godstone, Surrey RH9 8NA
Tel +44 (0)1342 893242
Email: info@pilgrimharps.co.uk

At Pilgrim Harps, you deal directly with the harp makers. They have been creating exceptional hand-crafted harps for over 30 years, many of which are decorated with hand carvings or hand-paintings. Their range includes concert, pedal, lever and electric harps. They are experts in the service and repair of all makes old and new, and are the authorised Horngacher UK servicing agent. Although making harps is the core of their business, Pilgrim Harps aim to provide a complete service to the harp community, whether performer, teacher or complete beginner. They can help with finding a teacher; insurance; music; strings; tuners; seats; covers and trolleys.

Salvi Music London (Exclusive Distributor)
Salvi Music London website
14 Molasses Row, Plantation Wharf, York Road, London Sw11 3UX
Tel: 0203 002 4841
Email: info@salvi-music.com 
 
Salvi Music London is the UK showroom for Salvi and Lyon & Healy harps. Based in Battersea, London, we showcase a comprehensive selection of Salvi and Lyon & Healy pedal and lever harps.
 
Sheet music, strings and harp accessories are available in store and on a mail order basis.
 
A private practice and/or teaching room is available for hire.
 
Harp servicing is also available on regular dates throughout the year.
 
We host regular recitals, masterclasses and harp events in the showroom and throughout the UK.
 
Opening hours are 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
Silver Spear, Harps and Dulcimers

Silver Spear website
Silver Spear Harps and Dulcimers, Ridge Farm, Linley, Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire SY9 5HP
Tel +44 (0)1588 650416
Email: jonletcher2@gmail.com

Silver Spear instruments are hand-made in the Welsh Marches by Jon Letcher who has exhibited at the Edinburgh International Harp Festival for over ten years. Their 34 and 27 string clarsachs and travel harps have a fine sound and distinctive appearance, with frames made from a selection of high quality British and American timbers. Silver Spear specialise in making good quality instruments for beginners as well as more experienced players. Harps may be hired; group or school discounts are available. The most popular models are often available from stock though many instruments are specially made to order.

Starfish Designs (Scotland) Limited

Starfish Designs website
Unit 1, Old Ferry Road, North Ballachulish, Inverness PH33 6SA
Tel: +44 (0)1855 821429
Email: admin@starfishdesigns.co.uk

Nearly 20 years of experience and effort in producing almost a thousand instruments, has resulted in the smooth contemporary lines, beautiful sound and highest build quality that makes Starfish harps the instrument of choice for professional and amateur players across the world.

Telynau Teifi Cyf

Telynau Teifi Cyf website
Marble Terrace, Llandysul Ceredigion, SA44 4DT
Tel 01559 363222
Email: finance@telynauteifi.co.uk

The Harp Studio Cyf

The Harp Studio Cyf website
1 – 2 Usk Street, Newport, Gwent, NP19 7BE
Tel +44 (0)1633 675588
Email: info@theharpstudio.co.uk

The Harp Studio, based in Newport, South Wales, is easily accessible from the M4. Dedicated to offering a professional and reliable service to the harp world via our global mail order service. We offer a wide range of music, strings and accessories together with a selection of lever and pedal harps. Short term lever harp rental is available for the beginner harpist. Harp servicing is available throughout the year by visiting technicians.