Aberdeen Meadows Harp (36 strings)

Aberdeen Meadows Harp (36 strings)

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The Rees Aberdeen Meadows Harp is the flagship of the Rees Concert Lever Harp line. It is made to project a large concert quality voice rich with subtlety and color. The light string tension supports an extremely wide dynamic range allowing intention and interpretation to come to the fore. Unique to Rees Harps, this 36-string harp comes in two ranges, C to C and A to A. The two Aberdeens are the same size with the string tension of the C to C being very slightly more firm. Both Aberdeen Meadows Harps come with full Rees sharping levers. The Aberdeen also has a 3.5 (8.9cm) inch shoulder to allow comfortable play with a full range of motion. Depending upon wood selection this five octave harp weighs 25 to 27 pounds (11.4 to 12.5kg) and stands 55 inches (140cm) tall. Like all Rees Concert Line Harps the Aberdeen comes with a tuning wrench, care sheet and a lifetime warranty.

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Same Harp in Two Ranges - C to C or A to A

It is no surprise that many Celtic harpers yearn for that low A string. They, after all, live in a musical environment where guitars are tuned in D-A-D-G-A-D and there is a long tradition of music favoring those keys. Additionally, many Irish harpers drive break-neck musical ornamentation and require a harp with both light tension and great sensitivity. Achieving this on a harp with as big a voice and wide a dynamic range as a Rees Aberdeen Meadows took a bit of doing but harper Máire Ní Chathasaigh asked us to give it a go so we did. The resulting Rees A to A Aberdeen Meadows Concert Line Harp has a voice big enough for ceili dances with all the richness and color you could want for a ballad. When you hear it you will know, this harp was made to make alive both the verve and the sorrow of the Irish.