Does anyone know how to (quickly) locate the list of Royal Harpists
of England from 1870 back?
I got this info by googling royal harpists: Past Royal Harpists include: William More
(sixteenth century), harpist to Henry VIII; Cormack MacDermott (1605); Philip Squire
(1618); Lewis Williams/Evans, harpist to James I, Charles I, and Charles II; Charles Evans
(1660); William Powell (died 1750), for whom Handel wrote his Harp Concerto, and the
blind harpist John Parry (1710-1782), harpists to the Prince of Wales; John Balsir
Chatterton (1840) and John Thomas (1871), harpists to Queen Victoria. Now Catrin Finch is
the Royal Harpist.
Just wanted to update this thread…
Apparently Claire Jones is the current Royal Harpist… Here’s the bbc news link:
And her website link:
Ms. Jones as well as the previous (-ly mentioned in this thread) Royal Harpists’ albums are available on iTunes…
For a brief history of Royal Harpists – I found this on wikipedia:
The Official Harpist to the Prince of Wales is a position within the Royal Household. In 2000,
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