Missing Harp in the Houston Area

Missing Harp – since September 2016 or 2017 – not sure.
Courtesy message for Evelyn Castiglioni:

Dear Area harpists, I am tracking down a harp rented by T. F. in September last year. If you have it or any information would you please contact Evelyn Castiglioni (info below).

Harp description: 2012 Triplett Signature – 36 strings, full Camac II levers, Bubinga

Last known address of renter was Mansions on the Park in Magnolia (TX).

Thank you for your help, for more details including name and contact info on renter and who they studied with:
Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

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The Lively Bard – new fl/hp book

Look for a new release by Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher late summer 2018 – “The Lively Bard” – samples here!

Sample Flute

Sample Harp and Score

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Free Download for June 2018

This month’s free download is “La Playa” from Louise Trotter’s Puerto Rican Sketches.   You can download it HERE.

Louise Trotter is a well-loved U.S. harpist, composer and arranger. Since early childhood she has had musical training in both piano and harp. She studied harp at Texas Women’s University and also with Mildred Dilling. Louise has been awarded two Lifetime Achievement Awards; one by the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen in 2003, and a second by the Somerset Folk Harp Festival in 2014. She plays a varied repertoire, from classical to Broadway, swing, Latin, rag, jazz, or folk, and is one of the few harpists who specializes in country music.


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Great deals on used harps!

Posted May 6, 2018

In Mahogany finish with Bronzing, this Venus Concert Encore model pedal harp SN: 2196 has just received a full new set of strings. Sounds great! Well loved, it was a “stay-at-home” harp for the single, original owner – i.e. rarely moved – which is why it is in excellent condition.

Besides the K-2 6 wheel dolly and adjustable bench in the picture, the harp package also includes the standard Venus padded cover (and a tuning key of course!)

It’s a nice set-up at this price!

Please note:

With used instruments, we prefer direct communication so we can answer any questions or advise on suitabilty for each persons unique situation. If you would like further information on this instrument, please call – 281.890.4500 – or email: melodytradmusic@gmail.com

Our used harp section can be found here  https://www.folkharp.com/650-used-harps

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Free Download – Romantic Restaurant Music

We are featuring a free download title from The Restaurant Book Romantic Volume by Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher. This book has been very popular over the years.  The title is Emperor’s Waltz by Strauss.  Click Emperor Waltz from ROMANTIC Restaurant Book  for your free download. To order more books by Rohrbacher click HERE

and don’t forget to search the many titles at www.folkharp.com

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December 2017 E-blast

End out 2017 with a bang (or, at least a new “pluck”)
Reduced prices on used harps!
Lionwood Bridget 36 – $3900
Salvi Daphne 40 – $7900
Lyon & Healy Style 24 – $12,500
Salvi Diana – $14,000
Call for complete information and/or questions – 281.890.4500
or email: melodytradmusic@gmail.com

More about the harps:  

From 2002 is a very unique instrument built by Mike Maley of Lionwood Harps. It is his standard Bridget 36 model in gorgeous Hawaiian Koa wood with the neck and column of Birds eye Maple. 61″ at the column peak, back at 48″ with the solid spruce sound board 18″ across at the bottom. Her name is Jennie as illustrated by the signature burned in at the bottom of the sound board. She liked to shine on stage so there are battery operated lights under the neck and the installed Fishman transducer made sure all could hear her beautiful, crystalline tone! The included custom fiberglass hard shell case kept her safe (and the whimsical art work attest to her very playful quality!) This harp remains on the planet while the owner, a good friend to many of us in the Houston area, has taken on her new experience. 
Beautiful used Salvi Diana Concert Grand Pedal Harp in Walnut Finish SN: 3526 Purchased in 1982, this has been a one-owner harp lovingly played at home for personal pleasure. Moved very little, it is in pristine condition. Although health issues prevented the owner from playing it the past 2 years, it was well maintained with a full string change and complete regulation by Peter Wiley in 2014. Beside the dolly pictured with the harp, included is a dust cover, heavy-duty padded transport cover, tuning keys, tool kit and spare strings for the top 3 octaves plus a wooden Salvi transport trunk.
This harp did experience an issue with the center strip slipping out of alignment causing the string holes not to match. Shipped to Lyon & Healy in 2002, a new soundboard was installed with repairs completed in June 2003.
Rich, warm sound.

The 24 is from 1905 and in excellent condition!

50 Short Pieces for All Harps by Aiga Helmer
Angel and Last Dance by Sarah McLachlan
Annie Laurie and Shenandoah arr. Angi Bemiss 

Christmas Lullaby (PDF) by Kim Robertson [also avail paper version]
Christmas Lullaby Volume II by Kim Robertson (PDF)
Colorful Worship by Bonnie Mohr
Faith of Our Fathers Ensemble arr. Linda Barton Paul
In the Bleak Midwinter Duet arr. Linda Barton Paul/Vicki Smith
Moon Over the Pagoda by Julia Sanders
Eternal Meditations arr. Vicki Smith
Still Still Still arr. Linda Barton Paul
Christmastide Tunes arr. Vicki Smith
I Wonder as I Wander arr. Vicki Smith
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The Estate Harps Part II

The three harps that remain from the Estate:

Style 24 pedal harp price negotiable | Heartland Lap Harp $950 | Blevins Exthara 24/17 (Cross Strung in cherry with spruce soundboard. Bottom has a separation that has been repaired. SN 1922 built in 2004. Maple stand to hold harp. $1250.00)

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The Estate Harps

Dear Friends,

Here is a you tube of the harps in the shop that John prefers not to repair.  If you are interested in any of these harps on an “as is” basis, please let us know.

Melody’s Traditional Music


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Gretchen Monson’s Music

New Music from Gretchen Monson

These are all PDF downloads for you immediate gratification! They are well edited and easy to read. For more seasoned harpists. She has arranged almost of all her music in 2 ways: Continue reading

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Ghost Ranch Harp Events

October 8 – 14

Linda Larkin, facilitator of harp events



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