Harp Hire Registration
One of The Society’s key activities is hiring good quality harps to members at affordable prices. Society members can arrange harp hire through the National Office in Edinburgh, or through local Branches (subject to availability). For commercial or short-term hires, please see the bottom of the page.
If you’re not already a member of The Clarsach Society, you will need to join before you’re able to hire a harp from us. There are three categories of membership – Family, Adult and Concession: if the harp hire is on behalf of your child, you may join on their behalf at the concessionary rate.
Harp Hire Fees 2021
Membership of The Clarsach Society: Family £25, Adult £20, Concessionary £10
Non-returnable registration fee of £10
Administration fee of £30 on commencement of hire
Monthly Clarsach Society harp rental fee: standard harp £25 / EIHF harp* £22.50
Once you have signed up as a member and paid the registration fee, you will be put on our waiting list: we will then get in touch with you as soon as a harp becomes available.
Contract and Insurance
We will send you a contract via email to sign and return to us. You will also need to put in place insurance (with e.g. Jack Hayward Insurance) for the harp for the duration of your hire. It may also be possible to add the harp to your existing home or contents insurance: please check with your provider what can be covered.
Collecting the harp
Once the paperwork is complete, we will arrange a mutually-convenient date and time for you to come and collect the harp from the National Office in Edinburgh. We have had to put extra procedures in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, which you will find outlined below: please read these carefully.
If you live too far to collect the harp in person, a courier can be arranged to deliver the instrument in our custom flight case.
Read our Harp Hire Terms and Conditions here.
*An EIHF hire harp is allocated to members living in Edinburgh. The harp gets recalled once a year for the duration of the Edinburgh International Harp Festival, but to reflect this the price is less than usual (£22.50 per month, as opposed to £25.00). After the Festival, you collect the harp again and the hire continues.
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- 31 December 2021
- Merchiston Information Hub
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