The Bunworth harp

Bunworth harp

Made in 1734 by John Kelly, for Rev. Charles Bunworth.

On display at the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, USA. View a photo and description at the MFA website.

"High Headed" design;
37 strings, longest approx. 112cm

This is now the only known historical Gaelic harp kept outside of Britain and Ireland.

Special event Early Gaelic Harp Conference, 11th-12th June 2011, The Boston Conservatory and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A special event has been announced, where Ann Heymann will perform on a replica of the Bunworth harp, newly commissioned from David Kortier by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Simon Chadwick