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Harp Rental

Renting a harp is an affordable way to begin playing, and there are a number of different options available depending on your location and budget. In the UK, the Clarsach Society has a number of harps available to hire extremely reasonably (usually around £25 a month with a one-time joining/admin fee of around £40 (please check their website for the most up tp date prices).

Most harp makers will also rent out harps, and will often deduct a proportion of the rental amount from the sale price should you decide to buy the instrument. This is a slightly more expensive way of hiring an instrument than going through the Clarsach Society (on average £45 - £60 a month, plus deposits/fees as set by the harpmaker), but has the advantage of providing you with a new (or nearly new) harp of excellent quality and letting you try out a particular make/model that interests you. Additionally, if you fall in love with your hire harp, there is always the option of purchasing it!

Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of reputable harpmakers/retailers with harp rental options:

Teifi Harps
Pilgrim Harps
Camac Harps/Telynau Vining
Clive Morley Harps

Private rental

You can also hire a harp privately from a harpist or harp teacher - teachers in particular will often keep student harps for this very purpose!

I also have a number of harps available for hire - please contact me if you are interested.

Oakwood Harps

34 string (lever)

£25/month

on loan

Nylon strung clarsach. 9-10kg (approx.). Regularly serviced. Comes with full set of covers and tuning key.

Aoyama

Etude 47 (pedal)

£95/month

available

Full size concert harp with extended soundboard, made 1998. Regularly serviced. Comes with full set of covers and tuning key.

Pilgrim Harps

Malvern (pedal)

£100/month

available

Full size concert harp with extended soundboard, made 2014. Regularly serviced. Comes with full set of covers and tuning key.