The strings arrived sooner than I anticipated, and thus, bring my goofy little project to completion:

I’ve also published the final report in .pdf format: Anglo Saxon Hearpe

And the glamour shots…

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9 thoughts on “The Finished Project: Hearpa Success!

  1. Congratulations for finishing it! It looks and sounds great. I do not think this is a goofy project at all, I think it’s very cool and brings history back πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚ I had fun doing it. While it’s not exactly ‘period correct,’ it IS playable. πŸ™‚ I’m hoping to learn more songs on it and maybe see if the local schools would be interested in learning more about it when they study “Beowulf” and the like. πŸ™‚

      1. Well, nothing we do now is ever going to be period correct, not matter what, for it will always be our modern mind’s interpretation of something. I am sure the schools will be interested πŸ™‚

  2. What Alannah said! It’s Not Goofy you silly girl! It’s quite lovely, actually. Can’t wait to Hear! Fabulous job! And I’ll bet you could get some interest from the schools easily .. or maybe they’d even bring classes to the Library for you. Who knows what could come? Too many good possibilities to choose from! πŸ™‚

    1. I play it a bit on the embedded YouTube video. πŸ™‚ I’ve learned a total of two songs on it now, and have muddled my way through a few more. It’s quite the musical exercise! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks! πŸ™‚ It’s an interesting experience — every time I pick it up I learn something new about it, or about medieval music in general. I feel like an archaeologist in a way! πŸ™‚ Lots of fun!

      I’d like to build a bona fide harp sometime in the future but that’s a project that’s a ways off yet…

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