Crossing diatonic and chromatic wire strings.

Irish wire harp… cross-strung! Stoney End Esabelle

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 […]

Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT

Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT Music and Faith

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 music on Irish harp

Ukrainian folk music on Irish harp YouTube Video

Ukrainian folk melody played on Stoney End Esabelle, cross-strung wire harp.      

Harp Music for Ukraine

Harp Music for Ukraine Red Verburnum in the Meadow

Traditional Ukrainian folk music played on Irish wire-strung harp, Stoney End Esabelle (cross-strung).      

New Year, new WordPress!

New Year, new WordPress!

  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.