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Dear Harp of My Country:  The Harp Traditions of Ireland and Scotland

June 7th - July 30th, 2010


This exhibit features two John Egan 'Portable Irish Harps' (early 1800s), Mary O'Hara's harp by Briggs (1953), and harp-related items from Burns Library collections.

In conjunction with the exhibition, harp historian Nancy Hurrell will present a 30-minute gallery talk at the Burns Library, "John Egan and the Irish Harp Revival," on Wednesday June 30th at 4:30 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. During her talk, Ms. Hurrell will perform musical examples on an Egan harp. Free admission.

For information call: 617-552-3956 or e-mail

Exhibition curated by Elizabeth Sweeney, Irish music librarian, with assistance from harp consultant Nancy Hurrell.

Photo: O'Hara's harp now at Burns Library as part of the Mary O'Hara papers.