Pedal or Lever Harp

Music for the Irish Harp, Vol. 1 Book by Nancy Calthorpe

Item #7951b

For lever or pedal harp.

This is the first of four volumes of Ireland's most beautiful songs and airs, selected and arranged by Nancy Calthorpe (1914 - 1988). Nancy was a well-respected harp teacher and arranger for the Irish harp in Ireland during the second half of the 20th century.

Volume 1 includes 5 harp solos, 3 of which are pieces by O'Carolan. The remaining 13 songs are for voice (or a melody instrument) with harp accompaniment. These accompaniments are not meant to be played as harp solos, as they do not include the melody.

The pieces are in keys ranging from C to 4 flats, and only a few have sharping lever changes with the music. The pieces in 4 flats could also be played by tuning the harp in 3 sharps. A few fingerings are included. 18 pieces, 48 pages, paper-bound.

Click on the blue titles below to see a sample of the first few lines of music.
  • Constantine Maguire - harp solo
  • The Grey Man
  • Annon's Anall
  • Bainis Pheigi Ni Eadhra (Peggy O'Hara's Wedding)
  • Baptist Johnson - harp solo
  • The Blue Handkerchief
  • A Dandling Song
  • Down by the Sally Gardens
  • Father Brian McDermott Roe - harp solo
  • The Gartan Mother's Lullaby
  • I Know Where I'm Goin'
  • The Little Red Lark
  • My Land
  • The Old Turf Fire
  • The Seas are Deep - harp solo
  • Sliabh na mBan (Mountain of Women / Slievanamon) - harp solo
  • Tuirne Mhaire (Mary's Spinning Wheel)
  • The Whistling Gypsy

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