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Monarch Harp available from Morley HarpsMorley Harps -  Based in Lechlade, Gloucestershire, UK, Clive Morley Harps is a family business dating back to 1817. We specialise in harp sales, rentals, repairs, sheet music and accessories.

A Member of The Institute of Musical Instrument Technology and of The Worshipful Company of Musicians UK, Clive Morley Harps is also a worldwide exporter of harps, harp music and accessories and antiques.

The history of the Morley family's long association with harps begins in 1817 when George Morley (1790-1852) registered his harp making, tuning and repair business at 95 High St, White Chapel, London. George's grandson, John George Morley (1847 - 1921), was apprenticed to the influential pedal harp innovators, Erard. In 1890, the Morley family took over the Erard London shop and workshops. John George designed a 48 string pedal harp of which he was justly proud

During the first part of the twentieth century John Sebastian Morley (1897-1988) - a founding member of the United Kingdom Harp Assocation - ran the harp business from premises in South Kensington with his wife, Cecilia Praetorius Morley, a celebrated harpist and teacher. Morleys became a home from home for world famous harpists who frequently dropped in to do business and exchange gossip. Many items in the Clive Morley Collection originate from this time.

After the First World War, the demand for new pedal harps had dropped to the point where Morleys began to concentrate exclusively on harp repair and the making of small harps.

In 1968, John Sebastian retired and the Morley harp business passed to Robert Morley and Co Ltd. On the demurging of Robert Morley and Co Ltd in 1987, Clive Morley moved his newly established harp business to Filkins in the Cotswolds, where it has been located ever since. In 2001 Clive was joined by his son, Ben, who officially took over the business in 2006.

Today, the Morley family draws upon its long history of harp expertise to work with hand picked harp makers to provide a wide range of quality instruments to suit every budget, level of ability and interest.

www.morleyharps.co.uk