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PostHeaderIcon Ank van Campen

Ank van Campen [1932 - 2010] studied harp with Phia Berghout at the Amsterdamsch Conservatorium [Amsterdam Academy of Music] and finished her studies in 1958 obtaining the Soloist Certificate.
She played as a  harpist in several symphony orchestras in the Netherlands. As a teacher she began in 1958 with one pupil on the concert harp and one on the Celtic harp.
At the time the Celtic harp was nearly unknown in the Netherlands. There were no instruments and no music. With two other teachers she started to write music for their pupils. In 1972 she organised the first Harpweekend for the Celtic harp with the purpose to meet teachers and talk about the possibilities of the instrument. It was very fortunate that friends from Scotland and Ireland attended the weekend and helped with a lot of music and ‘know-how’.
It was quite a success and twenty more harpweekends followed during the years. From 1978 every time our friend from Scotland Anne Macdearmid came over.
In the meantime we had to make our own music books as well. The result was a series of books for Celtic harp solo and with other instruments. [see below].
The history of the instrument, often related in textbooks e.g., prompted Ank to start a collection of pictures and their stories of which this site is the ultimate result.
After 50 years of ‘gold-digging’ the results are presented together for the first time on this site.

Ank van Campen died on the 21st of august 2010.

PUBLICATIONS OF HARPMUSIC
Compositions and arrangements by Ank van Campen

YEAR  
TITLE CAST PUBLISHER
1972 Classical Tunes
for Irish Harp, 1
solo
Broekmans & van Poppel
Amsterdam
1974 Tutor for Celtic harp, 1 solo Harmonia
Hilversum
1976 Music from the XVIth Century solo Harmonia
Hilversum
1978 Folio XI
'The beauties of Niel Gow'
solo Clarsach Society
Edinburgh
1979 Christmas Songs,
song and harp
song & harp Harmonia
Hilversum
1981 Folio XIV
'Northumbrian Studies'
solo Clarsach Society
Edinburgh
1981 Mozart Variaties,
J. Häussler
solo Harmonia
Hilversum
1983 Classical Tunes
for Irish harp, 2
solo Broekmans & van Poppel
Amsterdam
1983 My Harp's Delight 1
solo Salvi
London
1985 Dance around,
turn around
ensemble Broekmans & van Poppel
Amsterdam
1987 La Harpe de Melodie harpduets Broekmans & van Poppel
Amsterdam
1988 Harpconcerto G.F. Handel, arr.Celtic harp, Score and parts for schoolorchestra.
harp & orchestra Salvi
London
1990 Tutor for Celtic harp, 2 solo Harmonia
Hilversum
1993 Songs for Strings ensemble Broekmans & van Poppel
Amsterdam
1996 Nordic Songs and Dances ensemble Broekmans & van Poppel
Amsterdam
1999 Jean Campbell
Memorial Folio
ensemble Clarsach Society
Edinburgh
 
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