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Books on the Harp

Pedal Harp

Erard, Pierre : The Harp: In its Present Improved State Compared With the Original Pedal Harp (1821) (Clive Morley Collection)
Lyon and Healy: The Lyon and Healy Harp: A Facsimilie of the 1899 Harp Book (reprinted 1979)
Marson, John: The Book of the Harp: The Techniques, History and Lore of a Unique Musical Instrument

Lever Harp

Deere-Jones, Sarah: The Celtic Harpist’s Survival Guide
Riley, Laurie: The Harper’s Handbook

General History

Aptommas: History of the Harp (1859) (Clive Morley Collection)
Barthel, Laure: Au Coeur de la Harpe au XVIIIème Siécle (French and English Text)
Dobronic-Mazzoni, Rajka: The Eternal Harp: A Musical and Cultural Historical Study
Rensch, Roslyn: Harps and Harpists
Rensch, Roslyn: Three Centuries of Harpmaking (French, English and Italian Text)
Rosenzweig, Heidrun (Ed.): Historical Harps: Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Historical Harps
Williams, Sarajane: The Mythic Harp
Zingel, Hans Joachim: Harp Music in the Nineteenth Century

The Harp in Wales

Ellis, Ossian: The Story of the Harp in Wales/Hanes y Delyn yng Nghymru
Jones, Edward: Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards: A History of the Bards from the Earliest to the Present Time (1784) (Clive Morley Collection)
Jones, Edward: The Bardic Museum: Forming the Second Volume of the Musical, Poetical and Historical Relicks of the Welsh Bards and Druids (1802) (Clive Morley Collection)
Saer D. Roy: The Harp in Wales in Pictures/Y Delyn Yng Nghymru

Welsh Triple Harp

Darkins, Eleri Rhiannon: The Welsh Triple Harp: Exercises for Beginners
Roberts, Ellis: Manual or Method of Instruction for Playing the Welsh Harp (1902) (Clive Morley Collection)

The Harp in Ireland

Armstrong, Robert Bruce: The Irish Harp (1904)
Bunting, Edward: The Ancient Music of Ireland (1840)
Clark, Nora Joan: The Story of the Irish Harp: Its History and Influence
Fox, Charlotte Milligan: Annals of the Irish Harpers (1911)
O’Sullivan, Donal: Carolan: The Life and Times of an Irish Harper Vols I and II (1958)
Yeats, Grainne: The Harp of Ireland: The Belfast Harpers’ Festival, 1792 and the Saving of Ireland’s Harp Music by Edward Bunting

The Harp in Scotland

Armstrong, Robert Bruce: The Highland Harp (1904)
Sanger, Keith and Kinnaird, Alison: Tree of Strings / Crann Nan Teud: A History of the Harp in Scotland

Jazz Harp

Pomeranz, Felice: Jazzy Beginnings: An Introduction to Jazz Harp DVD

Harp Therapy

Briggs, Tami: Grace Notes: Reflections on the Harp and Healing
Tourin, Christina: Cradle of Sound: Harp Therapy Manual
Williams, Sarajane: Good Vibrations: Principles of Vibro-Acoustic Harp Therapy

Orchestral Playing

Rose, Beatrice Schroeder: The Harp in the Orchestra: A Reference Book for Harpists, Teachers, Composers and Conductors

Playing for Functions

Balderston, Suzanne: How to Make a Good Living as a Pop Harpist
Jennings, Jan: The Harpist’s Complete Wedding Guidebook

Teaching the Harp

Balderston, Suzanne: The Art of Teaching Harp
Rice, Joyce: Teaching the Lever Harp

Care and Maintenance

Kolacny, David: Trouble Shooting Your Lever Harp: What to Do When the Repairman is 1000 Miles Away


Henson-Conant, Deborah: The Gurl’s Guide to Amplification

Harp Effects

nglefield, Ruth and Neill, Lou Anne: Writing for the Pedal Harp (Includes Effects and How to Notate Them)
Salzedo, Carlos: Modern Study of the Harp (1921)

Arranging For Harp

Robertson, Kim: Mel Bay’s Arranging for the Folk Harp
Woods, Sylvia: Music Theory and Arranging Techniques for Folk Harps