A story about Caedmon, from the “The Roots of Music”. [This lovely Irish Harp collection features fine poetry and wonderful stories about The Irish Harp.]

Published on September 4th, 2009 by Malachi

The three long poems in the collection, “The Roots of Music”, (–in the original Irish Gaelic with my facing page calligraphed translations–) give a wonderful insight into the special regard that Ireland had for the harp. [] In Ireland they had a saying: “Caid cac ceol co cruit” –itself a marvel of compression– which translates […]

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A postscript on “The Roots of Music: The Irish Harp in Poetry & Legend” [Collection by Malachi McCormick] Simon Chadwick’s Early Gaelic Harp Emporium in St. Andrew’s, Scotland.

Published on May 29th, 2009 by Malachi

[] An early customer of mine for “The Roots of Music” was the harp-enthusiast and knowledgeable Simon Chadwick. He was then at Cambridge Univ. (or was it Oxford? I have to look it up.) He had a newsletter dealing with the harp, and especially the Gaelic Harp, which is his specialization. He reviewed “The Roots […]

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“The Roots of Music : The Irish Harp in Poetry & Legend” [Collection handmade by Malachi McCormick]

Published on May 29th, 2009 by Malachi

I put out this handmade collection about ten years ago. The Harp –and especially The Irish Harp– was being talked about a lot, and a lot of people were becoming interested in picking it up and learning to play it. Many of those folks knew little about the Irish Harp, it’s history –musicological, cultural, and […]

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