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    Pat Eisenberger on #161052

    I put a deposit on a Webster McFall harp today. Since his workshop is a few minutes from my shop, I’ll have an opportunity to watch it being built and take photos.

    A picture of it is here: http://home.comcast.net/~websterstrings/mcfall.html

    Is there a special dance for this?????? ’cause I can hardly contain myself!!!

    unknown-user on #161053

    elephant tranquilizers can calm you down.
    congrats on the harp.

    Geri McQuillen on #161054

    I am so happy for you Pat!

    Leigh Griffith on #161055

    Beautiful BIG (to me) harp, Pat! I’m sure you will be spending a lot of time together!
    Of course you will have to post pics when it arrives.

    I know it’s late, and it just might be me, but the website says C to C, lowest note is 2.5 octaves below middle C. – ? – Maybe just be a typo – or am I missing something?

    Pat Eisenberger on #161056

    The website must be incorrect. The one I saw was “C to C” plus 1. He had the room for an extra low B, so he put it in.

    Pat Eisenberger on #161057

    Geri – have you ordered one yet? Do you live in the Detroit area? Perhaps we’ll have to have an event with all the people that have Webster harps…that would include DSO harpest Kirsten Alvine who would put us all to shame!

    Bill is going to make mine in mahogany, and yes, I’m going to have it carved. I don’t know with what, exactly. It will be a little while before he can start on it so I have some time to decide.

    Briggsie B. Peawiggle on #161058

    Congratulations, Pat. You will be very very happy with your new Webster. I absolutely LOVE mine, but you knew that, and you heard it, and yes Kerstin Allvin has a McFall — she was with me when I bought the Cecelia at the AHS last year and loved his harps, and I think she would put just about every harpist I have heard to shame…she has such a beautiful technique and plays so musically….which is why I study with her — and she also happens to be a wonderful teacher.

    Back to your Webster…..what levers did you choose to have on yours? I hope I will get to see your McFall when you finally get it home and get a chance to get used to it.


    Geri McQuillen on #161059

    Hi Pat,

    No, I haven’t ordered yet but I have communicated with Bill by e-mail and know he has a wait time.

    Maria Myers on #161060



    I just went to Webster’s website.

    Pat Eisenberger on #161061

    I’ve seen that harp (several years ago), and it really is a beauty. Aside of the beauty of his harps, I love the sound. I’ve played many different instruments in my time – everything from trumpet to bass clarinet and many in between (as a teenager I had hopes of becoming a band director) and I’ve always been drawn to those that I can feel vibrations from in my own body. Except the sax – there’s something about the sax that’s just, well, – wrong. (Sorry, sax lovers…) I felt the subtle vibration when I gave the McFall a good, strong base chord (D – Fsharp – D). It felt and sounded so Celtic! I do believe that in a previous life I must have been a Druid…. ;-7

    katerina on #161062


    McFall was my dream for couple of years, until I realized that I’m rather an early music fan, than folk… I did not buy it when I had a chance to deposit for it. Gorgeous look and sound – really a great idea of to maybe spend more but have the professional harp: that is a strong encouraging moment to study.

    Special dance for fact is being danced on the walls and soffite :-)

    Chris Asmann on #161063


    If the harp is a McFall, the dance is a Jig or a Reel -you pick.

    I have a Madame Cadillac, couldn’t be happier. I would love to have one of his Neo-Irish too, but……

    I don’t know how you’re going to stand the wait!

    Chris in NY

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