From Joanne Griffin, Secretary, Northern Lights Harp Fest:
“I know many of you have been curious about the V68 harp-for-two. Since this harp will be used for the open-mic-for-two at the Northern Lights Harp Fest, www.northernlightsharpfest.com, we decided to shoot a demo video to show folks that it actually plays and sounds like a harp (or harps). Acacia Lyra (Susan Sweeney Herman & Janine Dudding), who will be performing and giving a workshop at the Fest, kindly agreed to perform their rendition of Chanter Meets the Fairy King for the video.
The regular registration deadline for the NLHF is July 15th. If you haven’t already done so, sign up now for what promises to be an entertaining, informative and exciting harp experience!”
Credits: V68 harp by Don Peddle, Artwork by Patricia Doyle (Blackburn ON), Videography by Lois Siegel Productions Inc. (Ottawa ON)
Live performance at Encuentro de Arpa de Durango 2005 “Diva’s Harp”. And yes, the actual harp itself is made of metal, not just the strings. Certainly makes for a unique sound! Too bad it gets cut off at the end.
You can see another short video of Cynthia demonstrating the “Vera” metallic harp below.
I thought it would be fun to periodically feature weird harps, or things that get mistaken for harps (or things with “harp” in the name that have no resemblance to harps as we know them). It’s also an easy thing to do when I’m totally bushed from gigging all day and my brain cells are functioning at minimal capacity.