HORSE BRASS: THE U.K. AND NATIONAL UNITY COLLECTION: The Welsh Harp.

//HORSE BRASS: THE U.K. AND NATIONAL UNITY COLLECTION: The Welsh Harp.

HORSE BRASS: THE U.K. AND NATIONAL UNITY COLLECTION: The Welsh Harp.

$10.95

The harp has seen widespread use in rituals and sacred ceremonies. In the Old Testament, it was associated with Jewish nationhood. The magical harp of Dagda (Celtic harp) could play music suitable for all occasions and possessed the power to send enemies to sleep, thus more easily defeated. it was believed to have links with the Other World. The three-stringed harp was used in ancient Egypt as a symbol of the three seasons of flood, growth, and dryness. The Welsh Harp uses a triple row of strings, rather than the single row of the standard harp….linking it to the Holy Triity. This form of the harp originated in Italy, but was quickly adopted by Welsh harpers in the 17th century. Charles Evans was the first recorded Welsh triple harpist and was appointed to the court in 1660, where his official title was "His Majestys’ harper for the Italian harp".

Description

Designed, manufactured and hand finished by ARMAC Brassworks in England where they have been creating quality brassware for more than 75 years. Cast using a pure ingot brass mix rich in copper for superior colour and value. Hand filed to remove any rough edges and hand polished to enhance the true beauty of collector quality brass.