The Ladybird Harp

Anne-Marie is a shy and tender young lady. Her favourite creatures are Ladybirds and her favourite colour is red.

This lap-harp, built from carbon fibre for strength and durability, works well for Anne-Marie as she can cuddle it close to her for playing, and she prizes it as her personalised instrument.


It is an intimate instrument, with influences from Lap Harps, and other bowl-lyres, like the Indonesian Sasando.


However, we chose to use shorter and thicker nylon strings to achieve a  more mellow, resulting in something like an mbira with strings instead of tines.