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.
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 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
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
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
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.
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.
Hands on Harps
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
Mark Norris Harps
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.
Niebisch and Tree
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.
Salvi Music London (Exclusive Distributor)
14 Molasses Row, Plantation Wharf, York Road, London Sw11 3UX
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 Teifi Cyf
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.