Harp Hire

All members of The Clarsach Society can hire quality harps at attractive rates from the National Office in Edinburgh.

In order to hire a harp from the National Office or Branches you must be a member of The Society.  You can find details on membership applications here.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently transferring our membership to a new system and therefore you will be unable to renew or sign up for membership while this is in progress. The new system will be up and running and online September 2019. Please revisit the website then to renew your membership or to sign up as a new member.

During this time, if you would like to join the harp hire scheme, please register online as normal and contact the office on +44 131 554 0212 or email, office@clarsachsociety.co.uk regarding membership, as you do require to be a member in order to join this scheme and be added to the waiting list.

We are updating our list of Branches who have harps to hire, in the meanwhile, when you sign up as a member please enquire with your Branch as to whether they might have an instrument available locally. Otherwise, we encourage you to sign up for Harp Hire through the National Office to make sure you are on our waiting list. If you live too far to travel, a courier can be arranged to deliver the instrument in our custom flight case.

As the harps on hire are expensive musical instruments, we need to capture some information about hirer before we can issue the harp.

Please complete either the online harp hire application or download the printable Harp Hire Application Form.

Hard copies of this form are available from The Society office; contact and address information can be found here.

Once complete, please return to the address on the form, enclosing the appropriate fee.

We will be in touch to confirm receipt of your application and let you know how long you may need to wait until a harp becomes available for hire. Please note, currently our waiting list is very busy.

The conditions of hire can be found on the Harp Hire Application Form.

Harp Hire Fees

  • There is a non-returnable registration fee payable of £10 when you return the completed application form.
  • On commencement of the hire an administration fee of £30 is payable
  • Monthly Clarsach Society harp rental fee: £25
  • Monthly EIHF harp rental fee: £22.50

An EIHF hire harp is allocated to members living in Edinburgh. The harp gets recalled once a year during the Edinburgh International Harp Festival to be used for workshops but to reflect this the price is less than usual (£22.50/ month). The Harp Festival always runs over the Easter Holidays / Spring Break and next year it will be between the 3th-8th of April. After the festival you collect the harp again and the hire continues.

Commercial or Short Term Hires

If you have an enquiry about a commercial or short term hire, please phone the office 0131 554 0212 or email office@clarsachsociety.co.uk in the first instance and we will do our best to help you out.