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Celtic harp

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The Celtic harp is a triangular harp traditional to Wales, Brittany, Ireland and Scotland. [1]

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Argyll (archaically Argyle, Earra-Ghàidheal in modern Gaelic), sometimes anglicised as Argyllshire, is a historic county and registration county of western Scotland.

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Breton language

Breton (brezhoneg or in Morbihan) is a Southwestern Brittonic Celtic language spoken in Brittany.

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Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the northwest of France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation.

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Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.

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Celtic harp

The Celtic harp is a triangular harp traditional to Wales, Brittany, Ireland and Scotland.

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A chordophone is a musical instrument that makes sound by way of a vibrating string or strings stretched between two points.

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Coat of arms

A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e., shield), surcoat, or tabard.

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Coins of the pound sterling

The standard circulating coinage of the United Kingdom is denominated in pounds sterling (symbol "£"), and, since the introduction of the two-pound coin in 1994 (to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Bank of England 1694–1994), ranges in value from one penny to two pounds.

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The crwth, also called a crowd or rote, is a bowed lyre, a type of stringed instrument, associated particularly with Welsh music and with medieval folk music of England, now archaic but once widely played in Europe.

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A cumdach or book shrine is an elaborate ornamented box or case used as a reliquary to enshrine books regarded as relics of the saints who had used them in Early Medieval Ireland.

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Gerald of Wales

Gerald of Wales (Giraldus Cambrensis; Gerallt Gymro; Gerald de Barri) was a Cambro-Norman archdeacon of Brecon and historian.

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Great Highland bagpipe

The Great Highland bagpipe (a' phìob mhòr "the great pipe") is a type of bagpipe native to Scotland.

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The harp is a stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; the strings are plucked with the fingers.

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Harp lute

The harp lute, or dital harp, is a musical instrument that combines features of harp and lute and to increase its compass of the latter.

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Hornbeams are hardwood trees in the flowering plant genus Carpinus in the birch family Betulaceae.

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Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic.

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Irish euro coins

Irish euro coins all share the same design by Jarlath Hayes, that of the harp, a traditional symbol for Ireland since the Middle Ages, based on that of the Brian Boru harp, housed in Trinity College, Dublin.

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Irish language

The Irish language (Gaeilge), also referred to as the Gaelic or the Irish Gaelic language, is a Goidelic language (Gaelic) of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.

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James Francis Dimock

James Francis Dimock (1810–1876) was an English cleric and historical scholar.

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Janet Harbison

Janet Harbison (born 1955) is an Irish harper, composer, teacher and orchestra director.

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John Egan (harp maker)

John Egan was an Irish musical instrument maker active during the years 1804 to 1838, who is considered by many as the father of the modern Irish harp.

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Keills Chapel

Keills Chapel is a small chapel located in the west Highlands, Scotland, near the village of Tayvallich, Knapdale.

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Laird is a generic name for the owner of a large, long-established Scottish estate, roughly equivalent to an esquire in England, yet ranking above the same in Scotland.

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Lamont Harp

The Lamont Harp, or Clàrsach Lumanach (also known as the Caledonian Harp or Lude Harp) is a Scottish Clarsach currently displayed in the National Museum of Scotland.

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A lute is any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back enclosing a hollow cavity, usually with a sound hole or opening in the body.

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Origin of the harp in Europe

The origins of the triangular frame harp are unclear.

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Psaltery 1700 – Venitian school A psaltery (or sawtry) is a stringed instrument of the zither family.

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Queen Mary Harp

The Queen Mary Harp (Clàrsach na Banrìgh Màiri) or Lude Harp, is a Scottish clarsach currently displayed in the National Museum of Scotland.

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Republic of Ireland

Ireland (Éire), also known as the Republic of Ireland (Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland.

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Ruling class

The ruling class is the social class of a given society that decides upon and sets that society's political agenda.

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Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Scottish Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic or Scots Gaelic, sometimes also referred to simply as Gaelic (Gàidhlig) or the Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to the Gaels of Scotland.

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Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College (Coláiste na Tríonóide), officially the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, a research university located in Dublin, Ireland.

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Trinity College harp

The Brian Boru's harp (also known as "Trinity College harp" although it bears the O'Neill Coat of Arms) is a medieval musical instrument on display in the long room at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland.

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Turlough O'Carolan

Turlough O'Carolan, (Toirḋealḃaċ Ó Cearḃalláin Toirdhealbhach Ó Cearbhalláin) (167025 March 1738) was a blind early Irish harper, composer and singer whose great fame is due to his gift for melodic composition.

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Tympanum (hand drum)

In ancient Greece and Rome, the tympanum or tympanon (τύμπανον), was a type of frame drum or tambourine.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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Welsh language

Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages.

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A wire is a single, usually cylindrical, flexible strand or rod of metal.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_harp

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