Over 20 Years ago, Jay Michaels began playing Harp. In fact, his first Harp was wire-strung. The Wire-Strung Harp has a rich tradition. In Ireland it is called the Cláirseach. Harps with wire strings have a bright, magical quality. 

Jay currently plays two Wire-Strung Harps: 

A 19 string instrument built in 1976 by Ansel Westover, inspired by Early Renaissance Gothic Harps.

Over 20 Years ago, Jay Michaels began playing Harp. In fact, his first Harp was wire-strung. The Wire-Strung Harp has a rich tradition. In Ireland it is called the Cláirseach. Harps with wire strings have a bright, magical quality.

Jay currently plays two Wire-Strung Harps:

A 19 string instrument built in 1976 by Ansel Westover, inspired by Early Renaissance Gothic Harps.

A 26 string instrument built in 2004 by George Leverette of Altar Wind Music in Oregon, inspired by the Irish Harp

 

If you would like to learn more about the Wire-Strung Harp, or arrange a concert, contact Jay Michaels:

harper_minstrel@yahoo.com