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.”