Lonnie the Harper’s seventy-eight comments

  • Re: Let’s hear from the harp players.

    Sligo, you might try Rick Kemper of Sligo Harps, he's in New England and might be able to help you. I'm not sure whether he does repairs but it's worth a shot. On the other hand, it may be cheaper just to buy a new harp. more…

  • Let’s hear from the harp players.

    It looks like it's been years since anyone started a harp related discussion, and I'm sure a lot of things have changed since then as more harpers have joined (such as myself). So I think it's time for a new thread. more…

  • Re: larry egar harps

    That's not right about Cormac De Barra either, I believe he plays a Salvi harp, although I'm not sure which model. more…

  • Identify this Tony Crehan tune

    Can anyone tell me the name of the jig Tony plays at about 4:04 in this recording? I'm learning it and I'd like to know what it's called. more…

  • Re: Harp-builders in Ireland

    Here I am, late to the party again. Oh well. If you've just stumbled on this thread now as I have then this link may be of use to you. It is updated regularly to include the current harp makers in Ireland. https://cairdenacruite.com/harps/harp-makers more…

  • Looking for info on Graham Wright harps

    So Graham Wright of County Mayo has been making violins for years, but in the last few years has started making harps. I am having trouble finding out much about them, since aside from his Facebook page he has little online presence. I have high hopes. Th... more…

  • Re: larry egar harps

    I believe you're wrong about Janet. She plays on a Camac Janet now, which is a model that was designed specifically to her specifications, hence the name. Before that she played an Aoyama 120. more…

  • Re: Junior Crehan’s

    You can hear Junior tell the story of this tune himself here. www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/coclare/music/live/bonavella_JH24-3.htm more…

  • Re: Lord Mounteagle

    This is the same tune as The Balkan Hills, except The Balkan Hills has a fourth part. Dan R Macdonald made a great recording of it, but I can't find it, so here's Natalie MacMaster instead. more…

  • Re: Octave fiddle strings

    Didn't notice Jim Dorans' comment until after I wrote mine. It's neat that GDAE violas exist without having to lengthen the neck. more…