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The Celtic harp is intricately tied to Celtic culture in general, both ancient and modern. It is one of the oldest instruments known, going back thousands of years, and has played a significant role in the society, religion, culture and politics of the Celtic peoples. Below is a list of links to pages that have information regarding either the history of the Celtic harp specifically, or the history of harps in general.
  For general music history, societies, and early music groups, click here.
  For a list of books on harp history and culture, click here.
  For early music concerts & other events, check out our new Early Music section on our events page.

Clarsach Society (wire-strung branch) - info on Gaelic harps
Cynthia Cathcart's Wire-Harp Info Page
Early Gaelic Harp Info
Early Harp History on Alison Vardy's site
Gaelic Harps & Harpers in Ireland & Scotland
Historical Harp Society Page
Historical Harp Society of Ireland

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Other Historical Music Sites
The following are sites dedicated to early music or music history, and may or may not have harp-specific info.
For early music groups & ensembles see below.
The Bloomington Early Music Festival
Cantus: A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant
Early Music America
Early Music Chicago (EMC)
Early Music FAQ
Early Music Vancouver
Early Music World
Galway Early Music - annual early music festival
Gregorian Chant Home Page
Harmonia Early Music (radio program/podcast/blog)
Instruments pour jouer les musiques du Moyen Age - French/Français
Medieval Music Database, La Trobe University
Medieval Music Links (NetSERF)
The National Centre for Early Music (UK)
National Early Music Association (UK)
National Music Museum, The University of South Dakota
The Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburg
The San Francisco Early Music Society
SCA Medieval & Renaissance Music Page
SCA Minstrel Page
SCA Renaissance Dance Page
Society for Seventeenth-Century Music

Early Music Groups:
Anonymous 4
The Baltimore Consort
Ensemble Anonymous
Ensemble Oni Wytars
Hurly Burly - Early Music Ensemble & Choir
Sequentia - Ensemble for Medieval Music
Sine Nomine choral ensemble
The Toronto Consort
Feel free to let us know if there is a group you would like to see listed here.