STUDENT OTWAY HARP
The fifth in our series of accurate, high quality, measured student early Irish harps, which are being made for the Society by David Kortier, of Minnesota, is of the "large low-headed" design, as a contrast with the later "high headed" Downhill and earlier "small low-headed" Trinity, Queen Mary and Lamont.
We don't know how old it was; it bears the maker's name "Cormick O Kelly" and the date 1707, which may have been a date of construction or repair.
In the late 18th century, the Castle Otway harp was owned and played by Patrick Quin from the North-East of Ireland. Some of his repertory was collected by Edward Bunting and is preserved in Bunting's manuscripts in Queens University, Belfast. His harp was preserved by the Otway family and is now owned by Trinity College, Dublin.
HHSI Student Otway: features and specification (revised 2016)
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