Callan 34 is a professional 4 1/2 octave 34 string lever harp fitted with “Alliance Savarez” carbon fibre strings. The 10 bass strings are steel wound with a nylon core.

Every individual harp is also fitted with a full set of Camac sharpening levers and comes with a custom made harp bag.

Using different species of wood will produce different tones in a harp, from bright to mellow. As well as that, wood colour will vary dramatically (from pale to dark) when choosing between different natural wood species like ash, beech, cherry, walnut, birch, elm, sycamore, yew, hornbeam, maple, alder or rosewood. Picking a specific colour based on a particular wood species will give each harp a unique look.

For Irish-based customers, visiting the workshop to try the different models available or to design your own harp is highly recommended. Details on the Contact page.

Callan 34 - Sycamore, walnut & yew

Callan 34 – Sycamore, walnut & yew

Please visit the Timber page for more examples.

I have also designed a coloured model using different wood dyes. The process is explained in more detail on the Custom Design page.

Musicians

Callan 34 professional harps are played by:

  • Elizabeth Affolter (Blossom Harp School, Ballinasloe, Co.Galway and Killaloe, Co.Clare)
  • Fiana Ní Chonaill
  • Muireann O’ Dwyer

Sound sample

Matt Deane (flute) and Fiana Ní Chonaill (Callan 34) playing 2 jigs: Gaelic club/The Monaghan jig.

Callan 34 gallery

Callan 34 - Coloured

Callan 34 – Coloured

Callan 34 - Walnut

Callan 34 – Walnut

Callan 34 - Walnut

Callan 34 – Walnut

Callan 34 - Walnut

Callan 34 – Walnut

Callan 34 - Walnut

Callan 34 – Walnut

 

Callan 34 - Sycamore, walnut & yew

Callan 34 – Sycamore, walnut & yew

 

Callan 34 - Sycamore, walnut & yew

Callan 34 – Sycamore, walnut & yew

 

Callan 34 - Sycamore, walnut & yew

Callan 34 – Sycamore, walnut & yew

 

Callan 34 - Sycamore, walnut & yew

Callan 34 – Sycamore, walnut & yew

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  • July 1, 2021 at 7:55 pm
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    Hello Brian,

    Just looking at the harps on your website. What is the waiting time for a Callan 34 string? Can you fit a pick up mic and for how much extra?

    Regards and thanks,
    Angela

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