Same Harp in Two Ranges - C to C or A to A
It is no surprise that many Celtic harpers yearn for that low A string. They, after all, live in a musical environment where guitars are tuned in D-A-D-G-A-D and there is a long tradition of music favoring those keys. Additionally, many Irish harpers drive break-neck musical ornamentation and require a harp with both light tension and great sensitivity. Achieving this on a harp with as big a voice and wide a dynamic range as a Rees Aberdeen Meadows took a bit of doing but harper Máire Ní Chathasaigh asked us to give it a go so we did. The resulting Rees A to A Aberdeen Meadows Concert Line Harp has a voice big enough for ceili dances with all the richness and color you could want for a ballad. When you hear it you will know, this harp was made to make alive both the verve and the sorrow of the Irish.