Irish Harp

In honor of St Patty’s day coming up, an Irish Harp from BLAZONED:

Irish Harp
Irish Harp

Throughout the Middle Ages, the harp was the most popular instrument in Ireland, and the Irish harp, or Cláirseach, has been a symbol of Ireland since the thirteenth century. Primarily, in Celtic society, the harp was used to accompany bardic poetry. Today, the harp is still on the coat of arms of Ireland.

The words in the design are from the Gaelic song “Mo ghile mear,” which is usually translated as “My dashing darling,” or “My shining love.” The full version in both Gaelic and English can be seen here.

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