About the Harp Types

Gwyneth plays three different harps, suiting the size, style and type of harp to the setting and requirements of the wedding or other event. All three 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.

Three Harp Sizes

Grand Concert Harp Antique Gold Harp Celtic Harp
Concert Grand Harp Antique Gold Harp Celtic Harp
The concert grand harp is a strikingly beautiful instrument which uses 46 strings and a system of pedals to enable the performer to play almost any type of music.  The full, rich sound is well suited to churches, halls and larger gatherings, or provides an elegant look and sound for any occasion. 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.