I have been asked to teach the old Scottish and Irish harp music for many years now. I am very interested in the way that old oral tradition teaching methods work, and especially in the information we have about teaching methods and tunes from the old Irish harp tradition.
My aim is to try and work as if from within the old tradition which came to an end at the start of the 20th century.
My teaching is now based on the method outlined in Sylvia Crawford’s book.
Rental harps are available, and I am happy to advise on how to get hold of a wire-strung Irish harp which will be suitable for the traditional playing techniques.
I started developing online video harp lessons in 2002, and switched to working with videoconferencing systems in 2008. I started using Skype, and have also been using Zoom, Whatsapp and Whereby. Read a review of my online harp video lessons, written by Sam Tyler in 2011.
I am based in Armagh, about 1 hour from Belfast and 2 hours from Dublin.
Contact me for more info or for a trial session.