Harp teacher and performer, webmaster and creator of the Celtic Harp Page at www.celticharper.com, composer, arranger, and all around music junkie. I currently direct the Hurly Burly medieval ensemble, and perform with a number of other groups including the Stringwood Trio. Along with several kinds of harp, I also play piano, recorders, clarinet, drums, penny whistle, and guitar.
Haley Hewitt performs on the Celtic Harp in New Salem, MA on June 18 at 7:30 pm at the 1794 Meetinghouse, North Quabbin’s Performing Arts Center. Adults $10. Call 1-413-335-3489 or go to http://www.1794meetinghouse.org for more info.
“In the 20th century, a new demand arose for a national instrument rooted in ancient times, yet still contemporary. In 1964, Konghou was revived in Shenyang, China, and during the 1980s several musical instrument factories in China began to design and produce a new type of Konghou combining the Guzhang (koto, like a movable-bridge zither), Pipa (lute) and Qin (mandolin), and utilizing the modern technology of the pedal harp.”