Harp & Soul doing a great mash-up of Come Together & We Will Rock You at Crocodile Shibuya. Visit harperkaoru’s channel to see more live tunes.
One of my favourite harpers of all time. Anyone who says the folk harp is limited has never seen him play.
Super groovy improv, guaranteed to brighten up your day. Via alizbar (Hungary). Sorry, not much info included with this one.
Natalie Salzman on harp and Avi Levi on cello, doing a cover of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep.
Now that’s a harp guitar!
If you want to support Keith’s creative efforts (he designed and built that guitar himself, btw), you can visit his Kickstarter page here.
By Shawna Selline, played by Bobbie Jo Curley. It’s been a surprisingly warm spring in our neck of the woods. I’m tempted to take my harp out and play by the river, once things have dried out a bit.
This is a new one on me. Fans of the harp guitar, meet the harp ukulele!
Sungha Jung playing ‘Lonely’ by 2ne1.
I am now seriously covetting one of these (being both a harpist and a ukulele player myself).
The force is indeed strong with this one. Benjamin is now a teenager, performing internationally. You can visit his channel here.
The harp guitar is one of the few oddball hybrid instruments to stand the test of time. Depending on when you mark the first occurence of a “true” harp guitar, it’s been around in one form or another since the 18th/19th century (also in early forms as the “harp lute”).
For more info:
harpguitars.net – As its name suggests, a site dedicated to harp guitars. Includes explorations into the instrument’s history and the entymology of the term “harp guitar”.
myspace.com/andymckee2 – More music by Andy McKee. See also Andy’s profile at Candy Rat records.
It happens to everyone, no matter where you play; some idiot is bound to come up to you and ask if you do Stairway to Heaven, or Smoke on the Water. The best response, I find (aside from stoically ignoring them), is to actually start playing it. It’s also fun to play during a quiet period in a Celtic jam, and see if anyone notices.
Would be cooler without the annoying intro and the way the TV news guy cuts Anne off before she’s properly finished.
Here’s another sweet Celtic tribute to Zeppelin, with crop circles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ_q_ORctQk&NR=1