Triple Harp

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Welsh Music     Michael J Lewis    Penillion    Triple Harp    Cwrth  

The Welsh Triple Harp lays claim to the prime place in the history of the harp in Wales. This harp has three rows of strings: the two outer rows are tuned to the diatonic scale and semitones (or half steps) are in the central row. This harp originated in Italy in the sixteenth century. Soon, towards the end of 1600s, it arrived in Wales where it developed into a larger instrument and soon became known as the Welsh or Triple Harp.

This piece is played by Eleri Darkins.

The title is The Girl from Penderyn Common.
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Welsh Music