As a professional
musician, teacher and instrument builder since 1971, I developed
these harps for tone, playability, and economy over the course
of many years of offering group lessons at my "School of
Our lap harps have a remarkably full and warm sound for their size. Their
portability and value make them an excellent beginner's choice.
Our large concert Celtic harps have a very warm, graceful and sonically
gorgeous presence. The Concert Oladion harp is a 36-string, 5-octave
harp based on the same construction as my Concert Oranmore, with all
the sound for half the price!
I am always open to suggestions and special requests.
The woods used for these instruments are all maple, with a special maple
laminate for the sound box. They are finished with oil varnish, hand
rubbed to a soft, golden lustre. Cherry wood, or different colored
stains can be used upon request, for a minimal extra charge. Wire strings
produce a bright, bell-like tone in the tradition of the ancient Irish
and Scottish harps, while the more common nylon strings produce a full,
Styled after the Welsh harp, the Tristy is appropriate for the
individual who needs an affordable instrument, yet desires a rich
and well balanced tone. It has 24 strings, starting at C below
middle C, and can be made for nylon or wire strings. 34" high.
Price - $460, (Add $75 for Cherry) Case $190
We are happy to offer this exquisite harp with its
classic celtic/bardic design. With the same 3 octave +
range as the Tristy, the Oladion produces a full, bell-like
tone with wire strings, and a mellow resonance with nylon
strings. 35" high.
Price - $560 (Add $75 for Cherry), Case - $190
Here are some Oladion Harp samples played by Aislinn on the Harp of Light CD
Listen to sample 1
Listen to sample 2
This bold design is based upon the same templates and has the full
resonance, powerful bass and beautiful tone of the original Concert
Oranmore harp used on all of Magical Strings recordings! All maple
construction 36 strings, 5-octave range from 2nd C below middle
C, 52" tall.
Price - $2,400, (add $200 for Cherry) Case - $290
|New from the harp-making shop: the Mid-size Oladion – 4-octaves from low G, 30 strings with a big sound!
|New Midsize Oladion pictured in middle
Price - $1,200 in Maple, (Add $100 for Cherry)
Case - $275
Ordering & Shipping
order any instrument, a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 is required.
An invoice will be sent, along with an estimated completion date.
Lap harps are shipped via USPS priority, or UPS. Cost is $75-$100 to most
places within the continental U.S.
Shipping for concert harps varies, and will be arranged on an individual
Brass flip-up levers made by Robinson’s Harp Shop are used on the lap harp models (typically installed on the c’s and f’s for the three most common keys of C, G, and D). Loveland levers are used for the midsize and concert harp models. All levers are $15 each, and any number of strings can be specified, from certain notes, to a fully levered harp. Levers can also be retro-fitted at any time; I can install them as you need them, for the convenience of those who live within driving distance of my studio!
cases are made of durable blue cordura nylon, padded
with dense foam and a soft inner lining. Each case includes
a large inside pocket for accessories, heavy-duty zippers
and webbing for handles, plus rings for attaching a shoulder
strap (not included).
Each instrument comes with a tuning key, information sheet, written music,
and a resource list of books and recordings available for further instruction
All instruments carry a two-year warranty against defects in materials
For more information:
P.O. Box 1240, Olalla, WA 98359