About the Harp Types

Gwyneth plays two different harps, suiting the size, style and type of harp to the setting and requirements of the wedding or other event. Both harps have a beautiful tone and full resonance. The harp makes a unique contribution to the atmosphere of a celebration in a church, a garden, or even on the beach. Harps are played in various forms around the world.  Lending a uniquely beautiful colour to romantic and modern music, harps are played in symphony orchestras, jazz ensembles and traditional folk groups, and as solo instruments in many settings.

Antique Gold Harp Celtic Harp
Gwyneth also plays an antique gold concert harp which has a softer, more delicate sound, perfect in certain settings. Elaborate harps of gold have been discovered in tombs of ancient Egypt dating back to 3,000 B.C. Throughout history, in their various shapes and sizes, they have added beauty and texture to special celebrations. The Celtic harp is a somewhat smaller harp with a clear and vibrant sound.  Lighter and more portable than the concert grand harp, it has 36 strings, and sharping levers instead of pedals. Traditional, folk and some classical music sound lovely on the Celtic harp.