Drawing by Robert Bruce Armstrong,
from The Irish and Highland Harps
|Height||141 cm (55½ inches)|
|Soundbox||Hollowed out from a single block, maximum width is 24 cm. (9½ inches)|
|Current Location||The Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast|
Sometimes known as Arthur ONeills Harp, this harp was owned and played by Edward Lindsay. Please visit The Belfast Museum ONeill Harp page here on WireStrungharp.com for history of this harp, more detailed information and illustrations including recent photographs.
Late in his life, Arthur ONeill dictated his memoirs to Thomas Hughes. Here is published for the first time a direct and unedited transcript of that manuscript: ONeill MS4/14.
For Robert Bruce Armstrongs account of this harp, see The Irish and Highland Harps pages 84 through 88. The drawing reproduced here is on page 85, and this is accompanied by a detailed description and measurements as well as Armstrongs observations about this harp and its history.