The May Issue of Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland’s online journal ‘Harp Perspectives’ is online now
The May issue of Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland’s online journal ‘Harp Perspectives’ is online now at https://www.harpireland.ie/resources-online-journal/
This month’s contributor is Nancy Hurrell, harpist and historian. Nancy shares her thoughts about the ORIGINS OF THE MODERN IRISH HARP: JOHN EGAN AND JAMES MCFALL and describes a time when the harp faced an uncertain future in Ireland. She traces how the cultural revival movement inspired talented craftsmen to develop new forms of Irish harps and infuse new life into the tradition. She introduces us to two influential harp makers – John Egan and James McFall – and gives us a fascinating insight into their influence on the future of the harp in Ireland. Nancy includes some beautiful images of these historic harps. A compelling read.