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The Egan Irish harps: tradition, patrons and players
Four Courts Press, 2019
This is a really quite impressive new reference work dealing with all aspects of John Egan's work.
The book focusses on the actual instruments, with loads of photos of different harps, but it
also puts them nicely into their social and musical context.
Egan made pedal harps, and also made "improved" irish harps with wire strings, and also
invented a completely new thing - the small "Irish" gut-strung harp.
Nancy's new book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand where modern Irish,
Scottish and "Celtic" harp traditions come from.
The book is a very well produced hardback, 300 pages, 44 colour plates and around 100
£5.50 (UK only - select for overseas postage)
£10.00 (Airmail within Europe)
£15.00 (Airmail outside Europe)
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First published March 2019.