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Brian Boru harp

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Eleanor 30 Mar 00 - 08:53 PM
Big Mick 30 Mar 00 - 09:13 PM
GUEST,Wavestar 30 Mar 00 - 09:40 PM
Eleanor 30 Mar 00 - 10:03 PM
Margaret V 30 Mar 00 - 10:10 PM
Eleanor 30 Mar 00 - 10:16 PM
GUEST,Brian wylie@bun.com 31 Mar 00 - 01:46 AM
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Subject: Brian Boru harp
From: Eleanor
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 08:53 PM

Does anyone know where on the web there is information and especially photos of the "Brian Boru" harp? I seem to have hit a brick wall with the search engines...

thanks!


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru harp
From: Big Mick
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 09:13 PM

I don't know about where on the web, but a friend of mine who builds harps, bodhrans and various stringed instruments has a book with a picture of what is left of the harp. It has significant damage. From that picture he built a replica and, based on the designs in the existing harp, filled in what he thought it would look like. The result is magnificent. I will ask him what the title of the book is that has the pictures. And perhaps I can scan the pix, both of the original and Jim's replica and email them to you. I know he researched this project incredibly well.

All the best,

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru harp
From: GUEST,Wavestar
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 09:40 PM

If only I had known that the Brian Boru harp and the Trinity College harp are the same thing!

There are dozens of harp pages, many with references... This one has a photo and some text on it specificlly, and other links if you look...

http://www.standingstones.com/wireharp.html

Since I do not know how to make a blue clicky thing and learn slowly. It's a ways down the page, don't give up!

-J


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru harp
From: Eleanor
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 10:03 PM

thanks, both of you! I'm doing some research on women harpists, and want to include background on the harp in general. this is all so helpful.


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru harp
From: Margaret V
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 10:10 PM

Eleanor, also take a look at "Gaelic Harps and Harpers in Ireland and Scotland," which is at www.silcom.com/~vikman/isles/scriptorium/harps/harps.html

(sorry I can't do the blue thing either). Good luck! Margaret


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru harp
From: Eleanor
Date: 30 Mar 00 - 10:16 PM

thanks, Margaret, that site was extremely helpful. this is great, I'm getting to see all sorts of pieces coming together...


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Subject: RE: Brian Boru harp
From: GUEST,Brian wylie@bun.com
Date: 31 Mar 00 - 01:46 AM

Here in yorkshire there are quite a few women harpists the most "famous being Fiona-Katie Roberts, there is also a lovely young female player called Bernedette Beirne from Leeds and Leeds Comhaltas has also some other female Harpists. Good luck with your project


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