My beautiful harp

For those who are interested in the kind of machinery I am working with, I perform on a Lyon and Healy Chicago Concertino Extended (Natural).

Lyon and Healy is an American manufacturer of harps with their headquarters in Chicago. The company was begun in 1864 by George W. Lyon and Patrick J. Healy. (

This harp has a Sitka Spruce soundboard and Hard Maple body, creating a beautiful and reliable sound. It has a natural finish, furthering its angelic aesthetic (it also looks great at weddings!). It also has a gorgeous climbing vine detail up the sound board.

Harps aren’t made in Cape Town, or South Africa – getting such large and delicate instruments here can be quite a mission!


Chicago CG Extd 2012  web  c7-harp1.jpg

Melissa McWalter