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Simon Chadwick's
Early Gaelic Harp Emporium

Books by Pekka Toivanen

Pencerdd's Toolkit

Pekka Toivanen
The Pencerdd's Toolkit
Jyväskylä Studies in the Arts 78, 2001
This academic study of the music preserved in the Robert ap Huw manuscript is subtitled “Cognitive and Musical Heirachies in Medieval Welsh harp Music” which indicates its sometimes dense and convoluted style. But in many places its understanding of the ancient oral tradition, and its analysis of it, is brilliant. The audio CD attached to the back cover includes examples of the music played by the author on a medieval-style harp, along with medieval fiddle and Welsh singing, in some strict and some more speculative interpretations of the music.
Out of print