Resources & Archives

July 4, 2018

Harp Dialogue – Heidi Lehwalder & Alice Giles

August 16, 2017

Huw Jones Interview – Video Archive

Huw Jones Interview As part of compiling an archived footage of harpists who contributed to the development of harp playing in Australia, Harp Centre Australia is looking to extend the conversations […]
August 16, 2017

June Loney MBE Interview – Video Archive

June Loney Interview As part of compiling an archived footage of harpists who contributed to the development of harp playing in Australia, Harp Centre Australia is looking to extend the conversations […]
October 17, 2018

October 2018 – Tim Guster

Interview with Tim Guster, Australian harp maker. How did you start making harps? Accidently. I was going to Peter Kempster’s weekly instrument making, access to his workshop, and he unfortunately […]
October 26, 2017

October 2017 Newsletter Article – Managing Performance Anxiety

Giving your Best Performance: Managing Anxiety in Musicians Summary of talk given for Harp Centre Australia Monday 9th October 2017 Dr Wendy Roncolato, psychologist at Cloudberry Clinic, has some fantastic […]
August 16, 2017

August 2017 Newsletter Article – Hannah Lane

Interview with Hannah Lane, early harp specialist   You play a very rare instrument, tell us about it! My primary instrument is the Italian baroque triple harp. It originated in […]
April 12, 2017

Heidi Lewahlder Exclusive – The Ginastera Harp Concerto

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April 9, 2017

March 2017 Newsletter Article – Melina van Leeuwen

Interview with PhD candidate, Melina van Leeuwen Can you describe your research in a nutshell? I am currently writing a PhD about the work of Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961). Although he was […]
April 9, 2017

December 2016 Newsletter Article – Margaret Curtis

Interview with Northern Rivers harpist, Margaret Curtis When did you start the harp? Piano is my first instrument which I started learning at 4.  However, during my teens I had […]
April 9, 2017

October 2016 Newsletter Article – Eileen Bowen

“The story of a regional harpist”, by Eileen Bowen I grew up in a country town and the music we had was the town brass band, and if you learned […]
September 4, 2016

August 2016 Newsletter Article – Alison Ware

“Theraputic Harp” by Alison Ware For the past nine years I have developed an integrated therapeutic harp service in Canberra. It is my fulltime profession and I currently work at […]
August 14, 2016

July 2016 Newsletter Article – HCA’s Troubadour

“The tale of our Troubadour” by Harp Centre Australia HCA is delighted to have received a donated Troubadour harp which we have had restored. We are using this harp as […]
August 14, 2016

March 2016 Newsletter Article – Fran Thiele

“On Being a Teacher in a Secondary School Environment” by Francis Thiele I began teaching the harp around twenty years ago and still keep in touch with my very first […]
June 5, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter Article – Gwenda Davies

“Challenges and Changes in Rural Harp Teaching” by Gwenda Davies I have been teaching Celtic harp at Mitchell Conservatorium, Bathurst, since 2005.  The harpist population in the Central West of […]
November 13, 2015

Essential Gesture

Essential Gesture Author: Jacinta Dennett URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11343/56356 Abstract: My research into essential gesture has brought together the technique and practices of harp playing and eurythmy. I use Carlos Salzedo’s fundamental harpistic […]
May 29, 2013
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Scarborough Fair – dorian mode & fifths

Scarborough Fair is a great example of a melody written in the dorian mode. What does that mean? The quick answer is – tune your harp to a major scale […]
September 25, 2017

Australian Lever Harp Music

Sometimes finding Australian lever music can be tricky. This page contains a introductory list of lever harp pieces written for all levels by Australian composers. If you know of a […]
July 20, 2016

Vale: June Loney MBE

One of Australia’s greatest harpists passed away on 15th June, 2016. Read the Sydney Morning Herald obituary written by Claire Dunne; and a Tribute by former student, HCA director Alice […]
October 26, 2017

October 2017 Newsletter Article – Managing Performance Anxiety

Giving your Best Performance: Managing Anxiety in Musicians Summary of talk given for Harp Centre Australia Monday 9th October 2017 Dr Wendy Roncolato, psychologist at Cloudberry Clinic, has some fantastic […]
May 29, 2013
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Which harp string do I need?

It can be difficult to know which string to order when one needs replacing, so here are a few tips to help you order the correct string! To order the […]
December 20, 2011
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Which string is this?

Every sting on your harp can be identified by its pitch (A-G) together with its octave (00-7). Octaves start at F (the black or blue stings) at the lower end […]

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