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:
To reduce the chance of instruments being damaged, please DO NOT bring shoulder bags, rucksacks and similar objects into the Exhibition areas.
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
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.
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.
BLB Harp Doctor Billy Hornby
Clive Morley Harps
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!
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
Address: 22 Duncan Road, Helensburgh G84 9DQ
Tel: 01436 673699
Design in Harmony is a collaboration between designer Sarah Selman and maker Gareth Wilson, offering a stunning range of stools and stands to compliment your instrument. Working together with professional players to find the optimum design for posture and comfort, and bespoke to your height, these pieces are handmade in maple, cherry or black walnut and beautifully upholstered in a range of fabric from the top designers. Design in Harmony offers something really special to complete your ensemble.
Hands on Harps
Address: 3 Eros Close, Stroud, Gl5 3TP
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
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 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
Pete Grassby, The Melodeon Repairer
Pete repairs and restores free reed instruments (melodeons, accordions and concertinas mainly) and deals in unusual musical instruments, books and CDs. There is always something of interest to be seen on his stall, whether you play the harp or not!
Mark Norris Harps
Niebisch and Tree
Niebisch & Tree website
Niebisch & Tree Harps, 11a Terry Road, High Wycombe, HP13 6QJ
Tel: +44 (0)1494 913 686
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.
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.
Rae Macintosh Musicroom
Salopian Strings manufactures bound harp strings and waterproof cases for all harp models and supply gut and nylon harp strings with a mail order service by return. Online ordering is also available. Please visit our stand for a selection of harp and musical themed cards and gifts.
Silver Spear, Harps and Dulcimers
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
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 Vining Harps
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.
The Harp Studio Cyf
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.
The Jazz Harp Foundation
The Jazz Harp Foundation links musicians and audiences around the world to enrich the jazz world with harp, and the harp world with jazz.
We provide and stimulate jazz harp courses/workshops/lessons to players of all levels, promote jazz harpists, share news and knowledge
and serve as a platform for all jazz harp enthusiasts to connect.
Visit our festival stand to check out upcoming courses worldwide, and browse our specialist jazz CD and sheet music shop, live and online.
Wild Strings UKHA
Wild Strings is the UKHA Jazz & Pop Harp Festival, coming up in Manchester, 5 – 7 Oct 2018. It is organized by a group of untamed UK harpists active in jazz and pop music, at the request of the UK Harp Association.
We have fantastic performances, workshops and jams for you to participate in. Watch our website and Facebook for pre-event workshops
and the special Wild Strings Future Blend composition contest.
Come to our festival booth for info, tickets and volunteering opportunities and get ready to play, learn, listen, jazz, pop, rave, rock and blues with us!