Harp counts about 5,000 years of existence. Specifically, there is a marble statue, the Harp Player, which dates back to the Cycladic period and appears to play a kind of harp. In Europe it appeared around the 8th century A.C mainly from the Irish. Harp is depicted on the national emblem of Ireland and the Irish 1 euro coin.
During the Middle Ages, the harp was par excellence the favourite instrument for kings and nobles. However, it worth mentioning that the harp was not considered to be a musical instrument for orchestra for too long and even great musicians such as Bach, Mozart and Beethoven ignored it. Monteverdi was the first who used it as an orchestral instrument in 1607. Wagner also used it in the orchestra and the last romantic composers (Berlioz, Strauss) maintained it and passed it to the so-called expressionists (Ravel, Debussy, etc.) and the Russians (Korsakov, Stravinsky and others)
The sound of the harp is exquisite and very relaxing. Many people choose it for a cocktail party or for a wedding reception. Also, its combination with the guitar creates a very melodious duet.