Brian Boru Harp now in Trinity College Dublin, does not in fact date from the time of Brian, but was made in 1220 for Donnchadh Cairbre O'Brien, King of Thomond, it had thirty metal strings. Throughout its history the harp was in the possession of of many people, some of whom were kings.

Brian Boru Harp now in Trinity College Dublin, does not in fact date from the time of Brian, but was made in 1220 for Donnchadh Cairbre O'Brien, King of Thomond, it had thirty metal strings. Throughout its history the harp was in the possession of of many people, some of whom were kings.

Dital harp by John Egan. 28 strings.  This harp is characterized by a button (dital) mechanism: pressing one of the buttons on the inside of the column engages a mechanism that rotates the fourchettes (pronged discs or ‘forks’) situated on the neck, altering all notes of that name throughout the range of the instrument. The original case and ivory tuning key are also extant; the luxurious decoration, in a mannerist Irish style, is emblematic of the taste of the English nobility. Ireland…

Dital harp by John Egan. 28 strings. This harp is characterized by a button (dital) mechanism: pressing one of the buttons on the inside of the column engages a mechanism that rotates the fourchettes (pronged discs or ‘forks’) situated on the neck, altering all notes of that name throughout the range of the instrument. The original case and ivory tuning key are also extant; the luxurious decoration, in a mannerist Irish style, is emblematic of the taste of the English nobility. Ireland…

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