Currently I’m working on arranging selected hymns from the Episcopal Hymnals of 1916, 1940 and 1982 for my large Triplett Luna harp, for Sunday morning service use. Some hymns are in keys which are not friendly to my aging harp, which has been in the key of F (one flat) for as long as I […]
Here’s a brief recording of me playing the opening lines of “This is my Father’s World” (Terra Patris) on my Triplett Luna harp: For comparison, here is the original hymn in four parts. I transposed it to F so it would work better on my harp. Source: Hymnary.org As you can see, I took just […]
If you’ve just discovered the wire harp (or heard one being played), for starters it’s good to know that most folks in the overall world of harps (Classical, Celtic) tend to think of historical Irish wire-strung harp when this branch of the harp family comes up. That is, replica instruments of period harps made in […]
Here are some recent photos of my Triplett Luna wire harp this summer. After I got back from playing in church I didn’t take Luna harp into the house right away. I decided to have a Sunday photo session in the back yard. I posed my harp in some unlikely but attractive green corners […]
In 2015 my second Irish wire harp was built for me by Gary Stone of Stoney End Harps, Red Wing, MN. His Esabelle model is normally strung with nylon strings, and accordingly is lightly built. When I asked Gary to build this harp as a wire model, a lot of things needed to be changed […]
I was introduced to the harp at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont, where I went to finish my music degree at the age of 35. I had attended SUNY Fredonia from 1987 to 1991 but did not finish my degree there. Fredonia was not the right choice for me, although I did study classical […]
Ukrainian folk melody played on Stoney End Esabelle, cross-strung wire harp.
Traditional Ukrainian folk music played on Irish wire-strung harp, Stoney End Esabelle (cross-strung).
Some housecleaning. Quite a few old posts taken down and some new ones on the way. More interesting stuff to come! Still waiting on wire harp #3. More later.
After a hiatus of about four years (with the exception of stepping in briefly trying to come to the rescue of my troubled alma mater Green Mountain College in spring 2019), I’ve pretty much veered away from Twitter. I like Twitter. It’s a quick, easy place to grab news headlines, spot interesting trends in fashion […]