Cynthia Cathcart


photograph of some of the journals Cynthia has published in

Cynthia has researched and written several articles about the wire strung harp, its music, history and technique. In addition to her regular column, Ringing Strings, in The Folk Harp Journal of the ISFHC, her work has been published in Wire Strings (the journal of the Wire Branch of Comunn na Clarsach in Scotland), the Bulletin of the Historical Harp Society, the Kilt & Harp (the journal of the Scottish Harp Society of America, of which she also served as editor for 5 years.) Her work can also be found in the Harplight Journal for Small Harps, which was published in Canada.

Cynthia also contributes content to, a useful on–line resource for the wire strung harp.

Below is a listing of some of her articles that are available here on this website:

The following links will guide you to some of Cynthia’s work that is hosted on outside websites:

Special link for Folk Harp Journal readers:

Here is a special link for the readers of the Fall 2014 Folk Harp Journal, for the arrangement for Finlay is his Father’s Darling that was inadvertently ommitted from the journal. Enjoy! Check back in early 2015 for the full text of the article to be loaded here. If you want it sooner, consider subscribing to the FHJ!

An interview with Cynthia by Beverly McGough.

Another interview by one of Cynthia’s colleagues in her local Music Teacher’s Association

© 2014 Cynthia Cathcart
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