Osian Ellis, "The Story of the Harp in Wale"
University of Wales Press | January 1992 | English | ISBN: 0708311040 | 88 pages | PDF | 3,7 Mb
Osian Ellis looks at the development of the instrument, from the emergence of the simple frame-harp to the refinements of the triple harp. He tells of the lives and skills of the musicians themselves, from the harpists of the Middle Ages through to the famous figures of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries - Blind John Parry and John Thomas - and those of more recent years. This book has something for everyone, giving a broad outline of the story of the harp in Wales, and yet including incisive insights into some aspects which have not before been covered in such an accessible style.