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:

s

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.

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.

BLB Harp Doctor Billy Hornby
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

Address: 22 Duncan Road, Helensburgh  G84 9DQ

Tel: 01436 673699

Email: info@designinharmony.co.uk

Website: www.designinharmony.co.uk

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.

Driftwood Harp

Address: Cannon Park, Rosneath Road, Kilcreggan, Argyll & Bute   G840JG

Tel: 07808 964901

Email: hrf@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.driftwoodharp.com

Driftwood Harp.

Porcelain and silver jewellery inspired by the West Coast of Scotland.

Open Saturday and Sunday only outside the festival office.

 

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

Address: 3 Eros Close, Stroud, Gl5 3TP

Tel: 07961512428

Email: info@handsonharps.com

Web: www.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: insure@jackhayward.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 64 663 4642 / +353 (0)87 752 6520 / +353 (0)87 752 6117
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

Pete Grassby, The Melodeon Repairer

Pete Grassby website
22 Derwent Road, Coventry CV6 2HB
Tel +44 (0)2476 336740
Mob +44 (0)7768 683015
Email: pdgrassby52@fsmail.net

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

Address: The Old School, Stobo, Peebles, EH45 8NX, Scotland

Tel: 01721 760 298

Email: mark@norrisharps.com

Web: www.norrisharps.com

 

 

 

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
Stagnated 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.

Rae Macintosh Musicroom
Rae Macintosh Musicroom website
41 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RG
Tel: 0131 221 0041
Email: edinburgh@musicroom.com
Salopian Strings

Salopian Strings website
Oak fields Farm, Bourne Road, Deform, Worcestershire WR8 9BT
Tel: +44 (0)1386 750631
Email: dinah@salopianstrings.co.uk

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 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 Vining Harps

Telynau Vining Harps 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.

 

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.

The Jazz Harp Foundation

The Jazz Harp Foundation (www.jazzharp.org) and Wild Strings (www.wildstrings.co.uk) are teaming up this year to bring you the best
in jazz and pop harp in the UK and beyond.

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

The Jazz Harp Foundation (www.jazzharp.org) and Wild Strings (www.wildstrings.co.uk) are teaming up this year to bring you the best
in jazz and pop harp in the UK and beyond.

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!