What makes Teifi Harps different?
Teifi Harps are not quite like other harps. The product of decades of research, design development and harp making experience – our instruments marry the tried and tested techniques of traditional craftsmanship with the advances and innovations of 21st century technology.
Our chief harp maker Allan Shiers has been making harps for over 40 years. By combining his experience and expertise with new technology and materials, we are able to produce harps which are lightweight, sound great and built to withstand the stresses and demands of modern day playing. From the careful selecting of wood to the smooth action of our semi tone levers – every stage our harp making process is meticulously planned and carried out.
Read on for more information or to listen and see our harps in action, use the audio and video players further down the page.
Design & Innovation
We are constantly striving to improve the design and sound of our harps. The foundation of our skills set is the traditional harp making expertise passed on by Allan Shiers, who has spent a lifetime improving harp design and construction. Since 2002, Teifi Harps has built on this knowledge and introduced innovations such as CAD/CAM into the design and manufacture process.
Our in-house expertise in this field now means we are able to produce instruments with high precision and accuracy using materials such as aluminium, titanium and carbon fibre to make our harps lighter and stronger. Stress testing, load simulation and sound spectrum analysis allows us to ensure structural integrity and that the harps sound as good as they possibly can.
A leap forward in lever design
Teifi Harps are one of the very few harp makers who make their own semitone levers. Our ‘TT Lever’ is a unique lever which is the result of many years research and development.
Designed to minimise string wear whilst maintaining the pure integrity of the sound by using a ‘double nip up’, the lever is based on the concert harp principle of double forks. The result is an leap forward in lever design – fitted as standard to all our harps.
Watch & Listen
To listen to studio recordings of our harps, use the audio player below to listen tunes being played on each model – you can also the video player to the right to see some of wonderful artists who play our harps in action.
Eos Harp Harp – Adar Mân Y Mynydd (Welsh Traditional)
Siff Saff Harp – Lisa Lân (Welsh Traditional)
Telor Harp – Over The Sea To Skye