Definition of clarsach in English:


Line breaks: clar|sach
Pronunciation: /ˈklɑːrsəx
, ˈklɑːsək


  • A small harp with wire strings, used in the folk and early music of Scotland and Ireland. Also called Celtic harp.
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    • She is one of the best players of the Celtic harp, the clarsach, in the country and is trying to forge a career in music.
    • I loved the unusual blend of clarsach, fiddle and djembe, with Norrie's powerful Gaelic singing adding a huge impact to the songs.
    • Her youngest daughter is currently being taught the clarsach by a Scottish harpist.


late 15th century: from Scottish Gaelic, perhaps based on clar 'table, board'.

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