Some articles on harp, irish, irish harp:
... Beginning in the early 1500s, the harp in Ireland began to decline ... was not motivated out of a dislike of the harp, or of Irish music, but because the fear that rebellious songs were stir up passions and incite war ... of this, Elizabeth I made laws against Irish bards, minstrels, harpers, and the like, whom she felt fired up rebellion ...
... In the early 19th century, even as the old Gaelic harp tradition was dying out, a completely new harp tradition was invented in Ireland ... This Irish harp had gut strings and semitone mechanisms like an orchestral pedal harp, and was invented by Dublin pedal harp maker John Egan and marketed to aristocratic ladies ... It was small and curved like the historical clarsach or Irish harp, but its strings and soundbox were modern ...
... Flag Date Use Description 1684–1922 Flag of the Royal Irish Regiment (1684–1922) of the British Army ... Also known as the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot and the 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot 1688–1791 Flag carried in different variations by the Irish Brigade of the ... flag of the Saint Patrick's Battalion of the Mexican Army may have incorporated the old Irish Harp flag (illustrated), which may date back to the Irish ...
Famous quotes containing the words harp and/or irish:
“Strike the concertinas melancholy string!
Blow the spirit-stirring harp like any thing!
Let the pianos martial blast
Rouse the Echoes of the Past,”
—Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (18361911)
“The rule for hospitality and Irish help, is, to have the same dinner every day throughout the year. At last, Mrs. OShaughnessy learns to cook it to a nicety, the host learns to carve it, and the guests are well served.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)