The Otway harp

Otway harp

Dated 1707, but may be older in part or whole.

The harp is in storage at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and is not normally on display.

"Large Low Headed" design;
approx. 34 strings, longest approx. 77cm

The Castle Otway harp was owned and played by the Irish harper Patrick Quin (c. 1745 - early 19th century).

There is a colour photo of this harp in Early Music, vol.36, no.4, Nov 2008 p.523


Simon Chadwick