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The harp is a musical instrument with a series of strings stretched over a roughly triangular wooden frame. Each string plays a different note. Music is produced by plucking the strings with the player's fingers. Harps were once the mainstay of Celtic folk music, but are rarely seen these days. Also, the instrument makes occasional appearances in the classical music world in the form of the double-action pedal harp.
The harp is probably the only musical instrument to be a national symbol: it was adopted as the symbol of Ireland at the setting up of the present Republic of Ireland and is used onContinued page 2/9