Long ago in Ireland, the sound of the harp echoed round the
courts of High Kings and Chieftains. No feast or noble gathering was complete
without a bard providing entertainment for the guests. In ancient times these
wandering minstrels traveled far and wide around the country playing for
anyone who would listen. Irish harpers carried with them the legends and
stories of their native land, keeping their culture alive.
Today the Irish harp still retains its power. It is recognized worldwide as the emblem of Irish national identity and pride. Those who wear it show that they still know the true history of the Irish people.