McNeela 12 String Baby Harp

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“I absolutely love this little harp. It is very well-made and has a lovely, resonant sound. ”

— Stephanie M

McNeela 12 String Baby Harp

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McNeela 12 String Baby Harp
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Key Features

  • 12 Strings, 1.5 octave range
  • Bright, clear resonant tone
  • Miniature lever harp
  • Perfect for aspiring harpists
  • Compact size for portability
  • Carved beechwood body
  • Nylon strings
  • Fully levered for easy key changes
  • Free harp case included

“I absolutely love this little harp. It is very well-made and has a lovely, resonant sound. ”

— Stephanie M

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Product Description

Description

Product Description

McNeela 12 String Baby Harp

The McNeela 12 String Baby Harp is a miniature lever harp, perfect for aspiring harpists. This beautiful instrument can serve as a starter instrument, or can be played long into your harp journey. Its compact size means you can take it anywhere!

WHAT MAKES THIS HARP SPECIAL?

  • Miniature Irish folk harp
  • Traditional design
  • Tuning wrench
  • Great for travel and busking
  • Choose from a Natural Wood finish or a lush Forest Green finish
  • Free harp case with carry handle included
  • Beechwood body and soundboard
  • Colour coded strings and levers
  • 12 strings
  • 12 levers
  • Pitch range: 1.5 octaves from F4
  • Height: 20" (51 cm)
  • Nylon strings

More Details on the Harp

More Details on the Harp

With just 12 strings, spanning a one and a half octave range, the McNeela Baby Harp is ideal for learning the basics of traditional Irish music. You can focus on perfecting your right hand melody playing, developing finger dexterity, navigating the levers and mastering basic technique, before moving on to a 27 or 34 string harp.

The McNeela miniature Irish harp will help you take those all important first steps, helping you on your way to becoming a master of the Irish harp. With its carved beechwood body, this stunning instrument is an ideal gift for the Irish music lover in your life.

Think the baby harp is just a toy?

Think the baby harp is just a toy?

 

This McNeela harp is perfectly suited to learning the basics of traditional Irish music. With 12 strings, spanning one and a half octaves, this harp is smaller in stature than a full size harp, making it great for beginners or young harp players.

So if you want to learn to play the Irish harp, this is the starter instrument for you. It looks good, it sounds good, it’s expertly crafted from quality materials and best of all, thanks to its compact size you can bring it anywhere.

The Irish Harp

The harp is the oldest instrument within the Irish music tradition and has been played in Ireland for over a thousand years. This iconic instrument serves as the national emblem of Ireland, and in 2019 it was inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, recognising its unique place in Irish music and cultural life.

Today the Irish harp is played by musicians all over the world.

What is a Baby Harp?

What is a Baby Harp?

The baby harp is one of the smallest members of the harp family and is also known as a lap harp. Like the full size harp it is a chordophone instrument that is played by plucking one or more strings with the fingers.
 
Baby harps are similar in appearance and playing technique to the full size harp - the main difference is its smaller size and range. Baby harps usually measure approximately 21 inches (53.34 cm) in height, and feature only 12 strings. This gives the baby harp a range of roughly one and a half octaves.
 
The McNeela Baby Harp is fully levered, allowing for easy changes of key, and chromaticism.

Strings

Strings

Despite its size, the strings are well spaced. This makes it incredibly easy to transition on to a new instrument in the future as the player will have learned the correct playing technique and movement right from the start.

Design

Design

Much like a piano, the harp becomes part of the furniture, and this miniature harp, with its beautiful curved neck and bow and carved beechwood body, will make a beautiful addition to any room.

Sound

Sound

McNeela instruments are built to sound good right from their very first note, and our miniature Irish harp is no exception. This harp has a bright, clear resonant tone, and it holds its tuning well so you won’t have to spend hours re-tuning your strings.
 
It’s important to start out on an instrument that sounds good as it will really give your playing a boost. It makes practising much easier and far more enjoyable when you like what you hear.

Value

Value

If there’s one thing we love at McNeela Instruments it’s making music accessible to everyone. We offer quality instruments at affordable prices, designed specifically with the needs of student musicians in mind, and now we’ve set our sights on the Irish harp.

The McNeela Guarantee

We provide guarantee for any material defects or dissatisfaction. We prouduly offer a 1 year Guarantee* on the 12 String Baby Harp against any material defect arising from the product. We are quite comfortable with this knowing the quality that went into manufacturing process. Even beyond the one year , we will service the adaptor for a nominal cost.

Product Delivery

Ireland

Order placed before 12pm

Next day delivery

United Kingdom

Order placed before 12pm

Est. 5-7 days delivery

Europe

Order placed before 12pm

Est. 7 days delivery

USA

Order placed before 12pm

Est. 7-10 days delivery

Rest of world

Order placed before 12pm

Est. 10-14 days delivery

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When developing this concertina it was really put to the test. We had several trial sessions and received feedback from many concertina players.

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The Phoenix is a great fit for the intermediate-advanced concertina player, crafted to the highest standard and perfect for students who are ready to advance and master their instrument.

When developing this concertina it was really put to the test. We had several trial sessions and received feedback from many concertina players.

Product Delivery

Ireland

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Next day delivery

United Kingdom

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 5-7 days delivery

Europe

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7 days delivery

USA

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 7-10 days delivery

Rest of world

Average Shipping Time Once Dispatched

Est. 10-14 days delivery

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