Ardival Rosemarkie Pictish Harp, 19 Gut Strings
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The Rosemarkie model is named after a village on the Black Isle, an area not only rich in Pictish remains but also the location of the Groam House museum of Pictish art. Carvings on about a dozen Pictish stones dating from the 8th-9th centuries give important images of not only the earliest harps in Scotland, but also the earliest harps in Europe. Our interpretation of these designs are strung with gut (or nylon) and despite their geometric simplicity they have a beautiful, bright sound and a full tone.
With a range of 19 strings, giving 2-1/2 octaves, there is ample scope for playing medieval songs and dance tunes, as well as traditional pieces.
Strings: 19 Gut
Width (across soundbox) 15 cm; Depth (from end of string arm to back of soundbox) 46 cm; Length (from end of string arm to base of pillar) 73 cm
Weight: 2 kg