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Old World Craftsmanship Brings Harps to Life

Click to view the Lyon Healy Harps gallery

Click to view the Lyon Healy Harps gallery

Chicago Tonight featured this wonderful article written by Ash-har Quraishi, published November 11, 2010.

“For more than a century, Chicago has been home to the master harpmakers at Lyon & Healy. Combining precision engineering with old-world craftsmanship, the instrument makers are widely considered [among] the finest manufacturers of harps in the world.”

“Patrick Healy’s motto was having a harp travel around the world without losing a screw. And that was a big to-do back in the old days,” says Fritzmann, who is a master harpmaker himself, now in charge of restoration and national sales.”

“Steamships and railroads and horse-drawn carriages [delivered] harps all over the world. That was a rough ride, I’m sure,” added Fritzman.”

Read more of this feature on Chicago Tonight’s More on the Story blog and watch the video below:

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