Ethelwyn Kent, the owner of Raglan B&B is an accomplished harpist. Ethelwyn’s harp is an Erard Concert Gothic harp, c 1850. It has 13 Rue Mail, Paris. No. 2847 written on it with a gold grapevine twisted around the column. Sebastian Erard was the harp maker in Paris who designed the double action system for the harp which is found with minor variations in all modern harps.
The harp pictured was purchased from the estate of a lady who was a harpist in the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Ethelwyn is also the proud owner of a Peter Kempster levered 34 string harp.
The harp is such a stunning instrument, lightly strung with a delicate sound and therefore perfect for background music. Ethelwyn is available to play for weddings, funerals, garden parties, private dinner parties etc. Please feel free to contact her to discuss your ideas and plans.