Companion pages for my book, Gestures.

Gestures book cover

Here are links to information and/or purchasing information for the books and CDs listed on the 'further reading' section of the Gestures book.

Ann Heymann's tutor books: Coupled Hands for Harpers, A Gaelic Harpers First Tunes, and Secrets of the Gaelic Harp.

My own tutor book, Progressive Lessons for Early Gaelic Harp.

My article, 'The early Irish harp', in Early Music, vol 36 no.4, November 2008.

Ann Heymann's CDs, Cruit go nÓr and Queen of Harps

Siobhán Armstrong's CD, Cláirseach na hÉireann - The Harp of Ireland

My own CDs

Welsh harp

Sally Harper's book, Music in Welsh Culture Before 1650: A Study of the Principal Sources, as well as the academic journal Hanes Cerddoriaeth Cymru: Welsh Music History

Pekka Toivanen's book, The Pencerdd's Toolkit

Bill Taylor's CDs, Two Worlds of the Welsh Harp, and Musica

Paul Dooley's CD, Music from the Robert ap Huw Manuscript.


Roderick Cannon's edition of Joseph MacDonald's book, Compleat Theory of the Scots Highland Bagpipe (c.1760)

Barnaby Brown on Ceòl na Pìoba - Pìob Mhòr

Allan MacDonald's CD, Dastirum


David Johnson's book, Scottish Fiddle Music of the 18th Century

Bonnie Rideout's CD, Scotland's Fiddle Piobaireachd