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Famous Amateur Harpists

Didn’t Give Up The Day Job

Rumour has it that the following luminaries were also keen harp players…

St Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury (c. 909-988)

Marie Antionette (1755-1793): French Queen

George Sand: Novelist

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn: English King and One-Time Queen

Mylene Klass: Girl Band Member – Pianist – Daytime TV Presenter

Thorin Oakenshield: Dwarf (The Hobbit, 1937)

Ada, Countess Lovelace: Daughter of Lord Byron, English Poet

Benjamin Frankin: US President

Mary, Queen of Scots: Scottish Queen

Willam Van de Wall: Harpist at NY Metropolitan Opera and developer of the first comprehensive institutional Music Therapy Programme at Allentown State Hospital, PA, in 1923.

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732-1799): French Playwright

King James I of Scotland

King James I of England

Tristan: Medieval Action Hero

Empress Josephine: Wife of Napoleon

Hildegard von Bingen: Benedictine Abbess, Mystic and Author