By Dave Miller
Many people enjoy listening to the soothing melody from an Irish harp. I always considered the harp a challenge to learn. I recently had a chance to listen to a Gaelic harpist who has been playing for almost 40 years and said he hardly had any formal training. Playing the harp just came naturally for him. He explained what prompted him to learn how to play the Irish harp and what he has learned about the Irish culture as a result of his playing the harp.