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World Harp Day 2020 - Competition - Win a copy of my new book, Harp Making in Late-Georgian London

Updated: Oct 15, 2020

Là na Cruite (National Harp Day - Ireland) falls on Saturday 17 October 2020. Not to be outdone (and just because two buses always come at the same time) the first World Harp Day, brain-child of renowned harpist, Alexander Boldachev, falls on Tuesday 20 October 2020.

To mark these days, I will be giving away two copies of my new book, Harp Making in Late-Georgian London. In order to enter, sign up to my blog (below) and leave a comment below explaining your interest in harps (don't forget to leave your name). On Sunday, I will choose two people at random and announce the winners here - remember to check back to see if you're successful.

Don't forget to check out the World Harp Day website.

Good luck.


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Results time - I have to confess that finding a hat large enough to contain all of your names was an enormous challenge... Chosen at random (from a very tiny hat) are Zuzanna and Simon - I'll email you both to get your addresses. Commiserations to Brent and Elizabeth - thanks for your interest.


Hi Mike, Simon Chadwick here, working on late 18th & early 19th century harp traditions in Ireland. I was here in the Spring looking for info on your new book - glad to see it is now published!


Hello! My name is Elisabeth Hopkin, I have a beautiful single-action harp (which used to belong to Frances Kelly). I would love to read your book and learn more about its world.


I'm Brent, a harper in Boston. I studied classical piano for 25+ years until burning out. Then I discovered the many folk harp traditions, which has rekindled my love in music by obsessing over harps of all kinds, playing at Irish sessions with my lever harp and studying the classical repertoire of Salzedo, Renie, and Grandjany. Excited to hear about this new book and hope I get a chance to read it!


Hello! I am harpist, so the interest in harps is as natural as breathing :-) Sending best wishes from Scotland! - Zuzanna

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