By Grainne Yeats. Traces the ancient tradition of harping in Ireland. Subtitled "The Belfast Harpers' Festival, 1792, and the Saving of Ireland's Harp Music by Edward Bunting." Detailed account of the Festival (from contemporary sources of the time), discussion of the work of Edward Bunting in writing down the harp music for the first time, chapters on the harper-composers, particularly Turlough O'Carolan. Biographical details on each of the harpers who played at Belfast.