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The '''harp''' is a [[musical instrument]] consisting of a series of strings in a triangular frame. Its origins go back at least as far as 3,000 BC, and it was one of the most important instruments of the [[Middle Ages]].
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The '''harp''' is a [[musical instrument]] whose origins go back at least as far as 3,000 BC. The instrument is defined as an open frame over which is stretched a series of graduated strings, set in vibration by plucking with the fingers.
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The harp was one of the most important instruments of the [[Middle Ages]]; in particular the type of harp known as a [[wales|Welsh]] Harp or ''"telyn"''. In [[Scotland]], the small harp used as a solo instrument or to accompany [[singing]] was known as a ''"clàrsach"''. The harp remained almost exclusively a musical feature of the [[British Isles]] before it was exported to the Continent sometime before the [[ninth century]].
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According to the [[Laws of Wales]], the three things necessary for a gentleman to possess were ''his harp, his [[cloak]] and his [[chess]]board''.
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== External Links ==
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* [http://moas.atlantia.sca.org/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=414 Atlantian A&S Links: Harp]
  
According to the [[Laws of Wales]], the three things necessary for a gentleman to posess were ''his harp, his [[cloak]] and his [[chess]]board''.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:12, 10 September 2007

The harp is a musical instrument whose origins go back at least as far as 3,000 BC. The instrument is defined as an open frame over which is stretched a series of graduated strings, set in vibration by plucking with the fingers.

The harp was one of the most important instruments of the Middle Ages; in particular the type of harp known as a Welsh Harp or "telyn". In Scotland, the small harp used as a solo instrument or to accompany singing was known as a "clàrsach". The harp remained almost exclusively a musical feature of the British Isles before it was exported to the Continent sometime before the ninth century.

According to the Laws of Wales, the three things necessary for a gentleman to possess were his harp, his cloak and his chessboard.


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