Royal Harpist Gears Up for Royal Wedding

Royal Harpist Gears Up for Royal Wedding

Pictured here is royal harpist Claire Jones, along with her harp. Claire Jones is from Crymych, which--for those of you who aren't in the know-- is a small village of around 400 inhabitants in the north of Pembrokeshire, Wales. She became the official harpist to the Prince of Wales in 2007--the third in a line of three official harpists after the tradition was revived in the year 2000. The last official harpist, Jemima Phillips, spiraled into drug addiction and narrowly escaped a prison sentence, as the Daily Mail helpfully reports. Here is a short interview with the BBC wherein Claire Jones shows off her chops with some pretty arpeggios and glissandos for your listening pleasure.


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