One of the world’s great folk harp pioneers, still going strong. And that harp is simply amazing. If you want to hear all the truly unique sounds Alan Stivell can get a harp to make, go out and buy one of his CD’s. You won’t regret it.
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).
Amazing Grace and Auld Lang Syne on Celtic Harp, by JaimeeLeighJ
More lovely videos of Sharlene’s playing on her YouTube channel.
Robin Ward playing Lady Iveah (T. Connellan) and The Hawke of Baayshannon (T. O’Carolan), on the clarsach (traditional wire harp).
The force is indeed strong with this one. Benjamin is now a teenager, performing internationally. You can visit his channel here.
Harp, flute and cello sighting! Not sure I could convince my trio to do something like this though (then again, I almost have enough antique tea cups to pull it off)…
Back from vacation in B.C. July is turning out to be a busy month for weddings and the like, so for now we’ve got a couple more videos, all the way from Peru! Considering the harp is one of the oldest instruments in human history, it’s not surprising that nearly every culture has developed its own unique style of harp and harp playing. Still, it never ceases to amaze me how different each type of harp, and its corresponding technique, can be from each other, and just how much variety there is in the harp world.
The first one features harpist Otoniel Ccayanchira playing Peruvian Andian music, as well as some traditional dancers. Courtesy of FolkPeru21
The next one features a solo harp piece performed by Florencio Coronado, followed by a Peruvian folk band and singer (Esmila Zevallos). Good close-ups of the harpist’s hands at the beginning if you want to check out the traditional Peruvian technique a little more closely.
Courtesy of proansa
Auld Lang Syne on harp guitar:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rZsw28F2uw
Rex James Bros with Mark playing Auld Lang Syne on custom built Harp Guitar, Archtop Guitar, and Octave Mandolin.