The Harp Maker
Keith Harrison has been a professional craftsman for 45 years. Combining his experience and skill, he produces a range of
beautiful, folk harps of 29 to 43
The harps are constructed in Maple, Oak, Mahogany, Walnut, Cherry, Jarrah,
Black Maire, Rata, Rewa Rewa and New Zealand Beech, with Spruce and Cedar
The Sound Qualities of Keith's Harps
Keith believes a harp should sound like nature, like a
mystical wind blowing through the trees, like a river, a waterfall, and the
surf of the seashore. Like the song of a thrush, the hoot of an owl, and the
cries of the seagulls. Go into the country and listen, what do you hear?
Natural, clear, defined sounds.
The harp should have balanced qualities. Each note should
have the same volume, sung by the same voice, with good attack and sustain.
Harps should be inspiring. They should minister to the whole
of a person, lifting up the human spirit to soar into the heavenlies.
By using the divine proportions and his skill as a
craftsman, Keith endeavours to design and build harps with these qualities.