Pedal or Lever Harp

Music for the Irish Harp, Vol. 2 Book by Nancy Calthorpe

Item #7952b
U.S.A. only

For lever or pedal harp.

This is the second 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 2 includes 5 harp solos, 4 of which are pieces by O'Carolan. The remaining 14 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 3 sharps 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. 19 pieces, 48 pages, paper-bound.

Click on the blue titles below to see a sample of the first few lines of music.
  • Bumper Squire Jones - harp solo
  • The Rose of Tralee
  • A Chuaichin Bhinn Dilis (Sweet Faithful Cuckoo)
  • Bridget Cruise - harp solo
  • An Chuilfhionn
  • Domhnall Ban
  • John O'Connor
  • Kitty of Coleraine
  • The Leprechaun
  • The Mitcher
  • Mo Leanbh Beag Fein (My Own Little Child)
  • Mo Theaghlach
  • Nora
  • Phil the Fluter's Ball
  • Planxty Drury
  • Pleasant Sweet Birdies
  • Seoithin Mo Linbhin (Hush a Bye Baby)
  • She Moved Through the Fair
  • The Snowy Breasted Pearl - harp solo

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