Clive Morley Harps Brochure (1.4MB PDF)
Clive Morley Harps is a family business that dates back to 1817, when George Morley (1790-1852) registered his harp making, tuning and repair business in London. As you would expect, Clive Morley (1936-2015) grew up surrounded by harps and harpists and gained a wealth of knowledge about the instrument. His experience was passed on to his son, Ben, who has run the business since 2006.
Ben and his team use this considerable expertise to work with modern harp makers so that we can provide a wide range of quality harps to suit every player, whatever their budget, ability or musical style.
We have two large showrooms dedicated to pedal and lever harps, with a wide range of harps in stock for immediate purchase or rental. We also have a comprehensive selection of sheet music, CDs, videos, accessories and a full range of strings for all harps.
Our offices are here too, so do drop by if we can help you with any harping questions or requests you may have. There is usually a harpist around and all our staff are very knowledgeable about the harp. Of course, you are most welcome to visit us and try our harps too: just let us know that you are on the way, so we can be sure to have the harps ready for you.
Meet the Team
Harp Exhibitions and Home Demonstrations
Of course, not everyone can easily get to our showrooms, which is why we are committed to bringing our harps to you. Every year we hold a series of exhibitions throughout the UK and Ireland where you can try out, purchase or rent our harps and browse sheet music and accessories. Let us know if you would like to be kept informed of exhibitions in your area. Details are also on the events page of our website. Home demonstrations can be arranged too.
Teaching the Harp
Private harp lessons by a qualified harp teacher are available. We also offer Monthly Hands on the Harp sessions. These are basic workshops for complete beginners, which aim to get you going on the harp and to answer all your burning questions in a gentle and informal environment. We also organise masterclasses for intermediate to advanced players with leading harpists.
Caring for Your Harp
We hold regular monthly Servicing Studios at our on-site workshops where our experienced harp technicians provide servicing, regulations, repair and restoration to the highest standard.
Our website offers a wealth of resources for harpists, including free downloadable sheet music from the Clive Morley Collection, an interactive map to help you find your local harp teacher or harpist, plus information about current harp news and events.
Our website also includes lots of information about our harps and there are videos of them being played so that you can see and hear them in action. We have organised our vast collection of sheet music into useful categories so you can browse the type of music that interests you. Strings are arranged by harp or by string type to make it easy to find the string you need.
There are articles about varied subjects of interest to harpists, including harp care and amplification, along with a beginners’ section that is packed with help and advice to get you going.
Plus our online shop is a convenient way to purchase sheet music, CDs, strings and accessories.