antique harp database

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    Angie Kelly on #71111

    I have decided after years of debate and getting sidetracked by other projects (i.e. day job to make payments on my harpmobile) that I am finally going to start up an antique harp database.

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    Susan Abken on #71112

    You might check with harpist Constance Whitesides in Virginia. She may know something about a data base of old harps, if my memory from a conversation a decade ago serves me well.

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    Dorian Llywelyn on #71113

    You might also want to check with the Antique Pedal Harps Yahoo group, which has extensive postings, and see if some people have listings.

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    Bonnie Shaljean on #71114

    I second the AntiquePedalHarps group, though it’s not very active. But there’s a fair bit of knowledge on there:

    http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/AntiquePedalHarps/?yguid=115738585

    You might also contact Mike Parker:

    http://www.parkerharps.com/Welcome.html

    and Tacye Phillipson, who posts here and may see this thread. She’s done some impressive-sounding restoration work.

    I have an 1837 Erard Grecian and the music school I teach in has an 1818 Erard Grecian – both of these harps still have their original soundboards. Another friend here has an Egan dating from 1835 – all three of these instruments are in full working order with good pedals.

    What a great idea! I’m putting a tracer on this thread so do please keep us posted.

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    Bonnie Shaljean on #71115

    There’s also a Yahoo Group devoted to Egan harps:

    http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/johneganharps/?yguid=327814981

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    Dwyn . on #71116

    Angie. please get in touch with the Historical Harp Society http://www.historicalharps.org/

    The website is under reconstruction right now, but there are a couple of e-mail addresses on there.

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    HBrock25 on #71117

    Hi Angie

    I understand that the Erard of London records are now held by the Royal College of Music in London and the Erard of Paris have been aquired by the Museum

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