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Irish and Highland harps.

Robert Bruce Armstrong

Irish and Highland harps.

by Robert Bruce Armstrong

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Published by Irish University Press in Shannon .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Harp.

  • Edition Notes

    Facsimile reprint of the author"s Musical instruments, v. 1, Edinburgh, 1904.

    StatementIntrod. by Seòirse Bodley.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 199 p.
    Number of Pages199
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16497532M
    ISBN 10716500736

    Robert BruceArmstrong (The Irish and Highland Harps, ) writes "That the Irish Harp was an instrument of great power and sweetness cannont be doubted, and it is equally certain that it was an exceptionally difficult instrument to learn, particularly as the profession was almost entirely reserved for those of either sex who had lost their. Robert Bruce Armstrong published The Irish and the Highland Harps in It remains to this day the greatest single work on the subject, although it contains a few errors and misses information that has since come to light. He was also the first, in effect, to catalogue these instruments.

    This plan is based on measurements and drawings in Robert Bruce Armstrong’s The Irish and Highland Harps. Tim DesRoches spends his summers in nearby Bethesda Maryland and came to my shop one evening a week in to build the first. He is quite a good carver as these pictures show. Sounding Harps: Music for the Irish Harp. Books One to Three. Mercedes Bolger & Gráinne Yeats, Ed. A series of repertoire books for Celtic harp, starting at a beginner/intermediate level and moving to advanced. I thoroughly enjoy this collection. They have a wide selection of enchanting tunes, from simple tune lines in the first few pages of.

    The Irish and Highland harps by Robert Bruce Armstrong. First published in 3 editions. Not in Library. Musical instruments by Harp, Accessible book, History, Musical instruments, Stringed instruments. Places Borders Region (Scotland). Nancy Hurrell is a harp consultant at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a member of the harp faculty at the Boston Conservatory. Further reading. R.B. Armstrong, The Irish and Highland harps (Edinburgh, ). E. Bunting, The ancient music of Ireland (Dublin, ). E. O’Curry, On the manners and customs of the ancient Irish (London, ).


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In his book THE IRISH AND HIGHLAND HARPS, Robert Bruce Armstrong described the playing technique of the Highland harp* "The prolonged vibration of the wire strings required to be immediately damped or stopped, thus as soon as a finger pulled a string, another finger stopped the vibration and when the performer on the harp was proficient, no jarring of the strings against the fingernails was.

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Armstrong’s copy of his The Irish and the Highland Harps in the Royal Irish Academy R.I.A. Library Shelf Mark SR 23 G 35 (now shelved at Bay 25 B) This volume is number 81 of the original individually numbered limited edition first published in   The Irish and the Highland Harps: Musical Instruments Part I - Kindle edition by Armstrong, Robert Bruce.

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The Irish and Highland harps by Armstrong, Robert Bruce. Publication date Topics Harp, Celtic harp, Musical instruments -- Ireland, Musical instruments -- Scotland Publisher Edinburgh:. The Irish and Highland harps. (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. The Irish and Highland harps.

In Robert Bruce Armstrong published his seminal book, The Irish and Highland Harps, and to this day it remains the most important work on the subject.

It contains a section on the Downhill Harp which gives a description, some key measurements, and a three–quarter–view drawing showing a general impression of its appearance (Figure 2).

[14]. Musical Instruments; Volume 1: The Irish and The Highland Harps; Volume 2: English and Irish Instruments. Armstrong, Robert Bruce Published by Edinburgh: David Douglas (). His exhaustive study of the surviving instruments and music resulted in his seminal book “The Irish and Highland Harps.” Instrument builders such as the McFall's in Belfast and Arnold Dolmetsch in the 's and 30's and Georges Cochevelou in the 's began making new instruments, but it was not until the 's that the harp's revival.

The Irish and Highland Harps New York: Praeger, Introduction by Seoirse Bodley. Black & white illustrations. 4to, green cloth, d.w (price clipped and slightly soiled).Author: Robert Bruce ARMSTRONG. Irish and Highland harps. New York, Praeger Publishers [, ©] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bruce Armstrong.

ARMSTRONG, Robert Bruce. Musical Instruments. Part I. The Irish and Highland Harps. Part II. English and Irish Instruments. Illustrated with facsimiles, music, plates and portraits. Edinburgh: Printed by T. and A. Constable, / First edition. Quarto. (1) xvi,+ errata, (2) 4, viii, Blue cloth over bevelled boards, Irish Harp in gilt on upper cover of Part I; Scottish.

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Musical Instruments: Part 1, The Irish and the Highland Harps was published in The volume, as well as being an excellent source for its description of ancient harps, is particularly notable for Armstrong’s own detailed drawings of the instruments.The Irish Maedoc book shrine dates from the 11th century, and clearly shows a harper with a triangular framed harp including a "T-Section" in the pillar.

The Irish word lamhchrann or Scottish Gaelic làmh-chrann came into use at an unknown date to indicate this pillar which would have supplied the bracing to withstand the tension of a wire-strung harp.