Today we visited Sauvie’s Island early in the morning and harvested some pumpkins from a farmer’s field. The days have grown sunny and chill, and tonight there is a risk of a first frost. It’s almost too chilly to play harp on the porch anymore.
Now here is a rare event: David Kortier, a craftsman known for his elegant instruments and his specialization in historically-accurate Gaelic harps, is listing TWO instruments for resale.
He has a student Trinity made of willow and cherry for $1500 US dollars, and a replica Lamont with a walnut box and maple neck and pillar, and a handsome end cap (and strung with lots of gold) for $7000 US dollars. These instruments are made by special order, usually involving a long wait.
If you’re in the market for an affordable historical clarsach, are curious about the Lamont, or like me, love to see these handsome creatures, go take a look. There are plenty of photos.