minstrel: Re: harp case

Pat Yarrow yarrowp at mscd.edu
Fri Nov 4 14:02:44 PST 2005


IIRC, there's an Irish myth about the harp of the Dagda that specifies a red
leather bag.
Vivien

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From: minstrel-bounces at pbm.com [mailto:minstrel-bounces at pbm.com] On Behalf
Of Greg Lindahl
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 2:35 PM
To: minstrel at pbm.com
Subject: Re: minstrel: Re: harp case

On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 07:25:03PM -0800, Hazel Hartman Jenkins wrote:

> Does anyone know where I might find infomation on period musical
instrument 
> case construction? 

I'm not so sure that there are many or any surviving cases. A possible
source would be:

Crane, Fredrick. _Extant Medieval Musical Instruments: A Provisional
Catalogue by Types_. University of Iowa Press, 1972.  ISBN
87745-022-6.

But it would be luck if he says anything about cases, either about
their absense or presence.

Good luck!

-- Gregory


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