The NMI Carolan Harp

Carolan’s harp

Usually dated to the late 17th or early 18th Century

Known as the Carolan harp, or Rose Mooney harp, or the Royal Irish Academy Harp No. 2

Owned by the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin. Museum reference number DF:1945.122. Usually kept in storage, not on public display.

“High Headed” design;
originally 36 strings. longest string (in current damaged state) reported as 104cm

My study of the provenance of this harp, and my technical analysis of its design, construction, use and damage, has been published:
Simon Chadwick, ‘Provenance and recording of an eighteenth-century harp’ The Galpin Society Journal LXXIII, March 2020, p.85-110 & 199-201.

Simon Chadwick