The Music of the Harp

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by Elrik Merlin on Wednesday, 17 October, 2012

Today we bring you a programme devoted to the music of the harp — in all its forms, from Celtic and even earlier instruments to modern orchestral multi‐pedal harps; while at the same time we include genres that range from traditional, to Early Music, to classical, to contemporary instrumental, rock and jazz. There’s even some music from Ancient Rome.

You’ll hear today from Loreena McKennitt and Alan Stivell; from David Snell; from extraordinarily talented singer‐songwriter Joanna Newsom (pictured) — including her latest triple‐album set, Have One On Me (which, to be honest, includes some tracks that are piano‐ rather than harp‐based), and Deborah Henson‐Conant. And a great many more, including the Harp Consort, formed to provide continuo parts for Early Music. There’s even a track from the Beatles. Can you guess which one?

Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. You can listen to the programme in‐world now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Listeners in the United States are encouraged to tune in using this link:


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