After a long break I have made a new ambient electronic track which you can hear on my Soundcloud page.
On Thursday I was at the National Museum of Scotland store in Granton, a suburb north of Edinburgh. I went there with Karen Loomis, to look at the plaster-cast of the Trinity College harp which is kept in the store. We had a very productive hour, inspecting, measuring and photographing the cast, and discussing aspects of the cast and how it related to the real thing in the Long Room at Trinity College, and to later illustrations and depictions of the harp.
I recently made two items from Cumbrian bog oak, a tuning key and a pendant.
Michael Newton has an interesting post on his blog, gathering opinions on attitudes to Gaelic cultural heritage and Gaelic language in North America.
I wonder how much of the kind of attitudes discussed and revealed here are related to attitudes to Gaelic harp traditions?
After I finished the Trinity College harp neck decoration sheet, I thought again about the issues surrounding this type of art, considering the sketchy and approximate versions of this scheme that we have seen up to now even on the best copies of the harp.