New Lyon & Healy Harps For Sale – in stock

I’m excited to announce that our new stock of Lyon and Healy harps are in and are now available for purchase. Along with these beautiful instruments we also have a wide variety of other models available to suit your need. Please contact us through this site for more information and to set up an appointment to see these beautiful instruments. We also have several Harps available to rent.

Troubador


Troubador Lever Harp - The world’s best-selling lever harp, the Lyon & Healy Troubadour VI is the perfect instrument for both beginning and experienced harpists. With 5 complete octaves, the Troubadour VI has the same string spacing and tension as Lyon & Healy pedal harps. The Troubadour’s Sitka Spruce soundboard help give it a clear, full sound. Fitted with Performance levers.

Available in Mahogany. 36 strings: 1st octave C to 6th octave C; Height: 65 1/2″ (166 cm); Soundboard Width: 15 1/8″ (38 cm); Extreme Width: 30″ (76 cm); Weight: 38 lbs (17 Kg).

Style 85 - E

Style 85 Extended Petite


Style 85 – E – A contemporary harp designed by Lyon & Healy in 1985, the Style 85 is marked by its pure elegance and its affordability. Subtle in design but equal in quality of sound and craftsmanship to other Lyon & Healy harps, the Style 85′s ornamentation is sparse, bringing focus to its fluted Hard Maple column, the fluid curves in the base and showcasing the classic harmonic outline of the harp. The solid brass action plates feature restrained decoration. Petite but with an extended soundboard.

Available in Mahogany. 40 Strings: 1st Octave E to 6th Octave A; Height: 64 5/8″ (164 cm); Soundboard Width: 18″ (47 cm); Extreme Width: 34″ (86 cm); Weight: 62 lbs (28 kg).

Ogden Lever Harp


Ogden Lever Harp – An ideal harp for both professional folk harpers and beginners alike, the Lyon & Healy Ogden is built with a Hard Maple body and a Sitka Spruce soundboard to give it a rich, resonant sound. Its responsive tone is big enough for any venue, while the Ogden’s light weight and size make it easy to transport; fitted with Performance levers.

Available in Mahogany and Natural finish. 34 strings: 1st octave A to 6th octave C; Height: 53” (135 cm); Soundboard Width: 14″ (36 cm); Extreme Width: 28″ (71 cm); Weight: 28 lbs (13 Kg).

Documentary Film – The McDades – Brother Brother Sister Making Music

We’re happy to announce the release of the feature length documentary The McDades – Brother Brother Sister Making Music. Here’s the official press release for the film:

The McDades – Brother Brother Sister Making Music is a feature-length documentary about the Juno Award-winning band The McDades. It’s a documentary where music is at the heart of everything. It celebrates family, great music and what it takes to make it as non-commercial artists in Canada.

Siblings Shannon Johnson, Solon McDade and Jeremiah McDade are The McDades. Their Celtic-rooted music fuses the spontaneity of jazz improvisation with infectious global rhythms. Their unique sound is the perfect complement to their fiery performances.

Filmed in Edmonton and Montreal, and on tour in Alberta and the Netherlands, the film offers a glimpse into the real lives of these hugely likeable, talented and hard-working musicians.

Purchase The McDades – Brother Brother Sister Making Music here.

Here is a link to the Facebook page for the film: FACEBOOK

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

I’m excited to announce three upcoming shows with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, myself and my talented kids; The McDades. We’ll be performing “A Celtic Christmas” this december at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton. Ticket info below!

Dec 21.2012 8:00 Winspear Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra ”A Celtic Christmas” Tickets HERE or call 780-428-1414 or Toll Free: 1-800-563-5081

Dec 22.2012 8:00 Winspear Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra ”A Celtic Christmas” Tickets HERE or call 780-428-1414 or Toll Free: 1-800-563-5081

Dec 23.2012 2:00 Winspear Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra ”A Celtic Christmas” Tickets HERE or call 780-428-1414 or Toll Free: 1-800-563-5081

Peter Thorn Article

Wisdom From My First Guitar Teacher

Read an article by guitarist Peter Thorn for Premier Guitar Magazine that features his experiences with Terry.

http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Aug/Wisdom_from_My_First_Guitar_Teacher.aspx