Dan Veaner, Celtic Harper

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I love Celtic harp.  I combine a Celtic and Medieval repertoire with original and other fun songs.  I perform live, on recordings, and lately I have been making harp videos, some from my serious repertoire, and many funny ones.  Some of the video songs are on my newest albums .

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The Twa Corbies

Fingal's Cave

Celestial Employment’ was nominated for a 2020 ‘Best of the Web’ award. It came in 4th and it’s very cool that a harp video was in the running!

Celestial Employment is on my album, “The Fun Stuff

Follow Dan on YoutubeClick here to see more videos on my Youtube Channel 
or use this easier to remember link: www.Harpfelt.com

Tip JatI make these videos for the fun of it, but there is some expense involved in making them. Tipping (click on the tip jar) is not expected, but is much appreciated.

The traditional Celtic harp repertoire is wonderful and sometimes haunting...

but sometimes you just want to let it rip with a good old music hall song.  Click for the live concert version.  Or for the harp video music hall version .

Oh! That Gorgonzola Cheese is on my album, “The Fun Stuff"


On Celtic harp: “The harp is very calming.  When I think I’m boogying people think I’m dead!”

On learning the harp: "Sylvia Woods wrote a great book called ‘Teach Yourself To Play the Folk Harp.”  So I did."

On How I Play: I am sometimes asked for arrangements, but, sadly, I don't have any because I play by ear.  That's why I have callouses on my lobes...

On Performing: "Some musicians simply perform the music.  Some make the music a performance.  A performance is always more fun."

On Celtic harp technique: "While performing in the band Lughnasa we sometimes played in pubs.  It became necessary to perfect a harp technique that involved deflecting flying bar stools while not missing a beat on the harp.  It was a bit like flipping sharping levers in the middle of a tune, but bigger.  And less predictable!"