The hairp or clarsach is a stringed muisical instrument that haes a nummer o individual strings runnin at an angle tae its soondbuird; the strings are plucked wi the fingers.

A medieval hairp (left) an a single-action pedal hairp (richt)
String instrument
Hornbostel–Sachs classification322–5
(Composite chordophone soundit bi the bare fingers)
Playin range
Range of harp.JPG
Relatit instruments


  1. Dave Black an Gerou, Tom (1998). Essential Dictionary of Orchestration. Alfred Publishing Co. ISBN 0-7390-0021-7