The French word dorveille means a period between waking and sleeping. During medieval times in Europe, multiple periods of sleep at night were common, punctuated by a time of wakefulness that was prized for its meditative and dreamlike qualities.
Likewise, the sounds of the harp can allow one to enter a place “between worlds” where awareness is heightened and experience is more acute.
Enjoy your harp adventures!
Check out some of our most popular pages:
- Apps for Harpers: lots of great mobile apps, from music theory to metronomes!
- Harps & Accessories: advice on what to look for as well as extensive lists harp makers and vendors around the world, both new and used
- Harp Calendar: harp conferences, workshops, and classes
- Links & Resources: harp circles, tips, discussion, lessons, and much, much more!
The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone, / In the ranks of death you'll find him; / His father's sword he has girded on, / And his wild harp slung behind him. (Thomas More, 1779-1839)