We make early, historical and traditional harps and are based in the attractive Highland village of Strathpeffer in Scotland.
As we in Scotland are wrapped up for the winter chill be would like to share an alternative experience.....
Marianne Bouvette plays a Rosemarkie by the sea in the Maldives. The Rosemarkie is probably the most easily portable of our harps and the Kilcoy - below - is also easily carried.
Kilcoy Deluxe wire strung clasach with Georgian finish
The Kennetis bray harp with clear or Jacobean finish
When we founded Ardival Harps in 1992 we had three ambitions:
1. To make a range of harps appropriate for a wide spectrum of musical and playing styles using locally-sourced materials and where possible based on historical Scottish, Irish and European sources.
2. To make the harps to the highest degree of workmanship with a fine balance of musical excellence and reliability as well as aesthetic quality.
3. To listen to customer feedback, and to pursue a programme of continuous development.
Over twenty years and 1000 harps later we have sent our instruments all over the world, have developed annual harp courses for beginners and players and have been privileged to have our harps used and enjoyed by many, many people both amateur and professional.
Here are of some of our Medieval, Renaissance and traditional harps. We hope you enjoy exploring the site to see and hear more....
On the site you will find prices and sound files and we are of course happy to consider custom requests. Phone, email or find and visit us.