Apr 16, 2019
THE EGAN IRISH HARPS: Tradition, patrons and players by Nancy Hurrell. Published by Four Courts Press, 2019.
In General Discussions
Book is now available online. Dublin maker John Egan (fl. 1797-1829), known for his Portable Irish Harp model, also produced single-,double- and triple-action pedal harps. Awarded the royal warrant as harp maker to George IV, Egan presented an extraordinary winged-maiden harp to the king and supplied several harps to Princess Augusta, the king's sister. Egan harps survive in museums and private collections in sixteen countries worldwide. A 'Catalogue of Egan Harps' surveying over one hundred instruments is in the book's appendix.