Celtic Harps

Metaphoric Tools workshop for a few years now has been building Celtic metal string harps, however as it is a more demanding instrument at this stage we make Celtic Harps only for special orders. This type of Harp has been played in Ireland and Scotland since the 10th century to the 19thcentury. Set on a blue background, it is the national emblem of Ireland.

Many features make this instrument unique. Its strings are made of metal (brass and noble metals), thus requiring a different technique to that of the classical harp. The strings are struck with the fingernails (not plucked with fingers), and dampened with the fingertips, thereby achieving an unusual reverb and harmony.

Average time for fulfilling the order for a harp is approximately 2 months. Below are some of the harps build so far including sound samples.