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EM Nov 08

Early Music, vol 36 no.4, November 2008
Oxford University Press
Includes an 11 page article The Early Irish Harp by Simon Chadwick, covering terminology, extant instruments, repertory & playing techniques and illustrated with colour and b/w photographs of some of the extant instruments. The cover of the issue shows the medieval Trinity College harp. An ideal overview of the subject.
£18 +

I have most of the back issues with harp content available in stock. Email me if there is one you want, and I’ll let you know if it is available, and if it’s not, I’ll try and get you a copy.

Early Music 28/2, May 2000

Ann Buckley (ed.)
Early Music of Ireland
Early Music Vol 28 No.2, May 2000
This issue of the scholarly journal "Early Music", guest edited by Ann Buckley, contains a number of interesting articles providing some useful background information. As well as an illustrated overview of medieval music and musicians by Ann herself, there are a number of articles on medieval and later church singing, and an interesting articleby the American group Altramar on their reconstructions as recorded on 'Crossroads of the Celts'. There is nothing specifically on Gaelic harps, save passing mentions in some of the articles, but there is much to interest anyone interested in early Irish music. Not in stock

Early Music Vol 15 No.4, November 1987
includes a letter from Layton Ring on William Lawes. £12

Early Music May 1987

Early Music Vol 15 No.2, May 1987
Subtitled 'Plucked Strings', this issue includes articles by Christine Bordas (Spanish double harps), Joan Rimmer (Carolan's music), Mike Billinge and Bonnie Shaljean (the Cloyne harp), and Peter Holman (William Lawes and Cormack MacDermott). £20

Early Music Vol 11 No.4, October 1983
letter from Robert Hadaway on early Irish harps. £12

Early Music Vol 11 No.3, July 1983
letter from Ann Buckley on early Irish harps. £12

Early Music Vol 11 No.1, January 1983
Article by Robert Hadaway, ‘A Knot of Harp Strings’ on early Irish harps, especially chromaticism. £12

Early Music Vol 9 No.3, July 1981
letter on the Brussels chromatic harp. £12

Early Music Vol 8 No.4, October 1980
letters on Arpa Doppia and bray pins. £12

Early Music Vol 8 No.1, January 1980
Robert Hadaway on building an Arpa Doppia. £12.

Early Music Vol 7 No.4, October 1979
Michael Morrow's article on Renaissance harp traditions. £12

I have most of the back issues with harp content available in stock. Email me if there is one you want, and I’ll let you know if it is available, and if it’s not, I’ll try and get you a copy.