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Salvi opens new Berlin showroom

Salvi opens new Berlin showroom

On Sept. 23, Salvi will open a new showroom in Berlin. The store is set to carry both Salvi and Lyon & Healy harps, in addition to strings, music, and accessories. “The opening of Salvi Music Berlin will allow us to better serve harpists in eastern Germany and...

Technicians Guild meeting held in Piasco, Italy

Technicians Guild meeting held in Piasco, Italy

Pictured above, front row, L to R: Maria Rindenello-Parker, Nancy O’Brien, David Kolacny, Jason Azem, Andrea Ventura, Davide Rosso, Peter Wiley, Rachel Galbraith, Hilmar Gusik; middle row: Juno Lin, John Papadolias, Maro Lejarre, Shoichiro Takiguchi, Ryan Skelly,...

Venus Harps announces major change to its business

Venus Harps announces major change to its business

W&W Musical Instrument Company, makers of Venus harps, announced in May that the company is shifting its business from building new harps to servicing and maintaining used instruments. The company will continue to produce special-order harps in addition to its...

Pacific Harps raising funds for California schools

Pacific Harps raising funds for California schools

Pasadena-based harp retailer Pacific Harps launched a fundraiser for their Harp in the Schools program, which works to provide harp lessons and rental harps to California schools. Following recent government budget cuts to public school music programs in the state of...

Q and A with Joris Beets

Q and A with Joris Beets

I first met Joris Beets when he came to the Dutch Harp Festival in 2014 to show off his new invention – the Delta harp. Since then, I've seen the instrument gradually gain attention in the harp world, eventually even winning over Salvi harps. Just recently, they...

Two new harp models unveiled at NAMM

Two new harp models unveiled at NAMM

Two new harp models were unveiled in January at the 2017 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in Anaheim, Calif. Salvi Harps presented its newest model, the Delta, and Dusty Strings introduced the Mariachi. "The Delta puts together centuries of...

Pilgrim Harps launches video campaign for cancer research

Pilgrim Harps launches video campaign for cancer research

Pilgrim Harps is inviting harpists to share videos and donate to cancer research. Want to show your harp stuff and help a good cause at the same time? South-east England based Pilgrim Harps is sponsoring a video campaign to raise money for cancer research in memory of...

Telynau Teifi’s Allan Shiers named HCA Maker of the Year

Telynau Teifi’s Allan Shiers named HCA Maker of the Year

Harp maker Allan Shiers, founder of Telynau Teffi Harps, was named Maker of the Year at the recent Heritage Crafts Association annual conference in London on May 7th, 2016. The conference, entitled Craft Across Continents, focused on how craft and heritage is...

ShruDeLi Ownbey Announces Retirement from Lyon & Healy West

ShruDeLi Ownbey Announces Retirement from Lyon & Healy West

ShruDeLi Ownbey has announced her retirement from Lyon & Healy West. Ownbey—who was featured in Harp Column's March-April 2003 issue—has been Artistic Director at the Salt Lake City branch of Lyon & Healy for 15 years, during which time she oversaw retail...