The Harp is a classic symbol of the Bard who travels from town to town with a harp slung over his shoulder, singing and telling stories: sharing tales of the comings and goings of peasant and king; and he would teach and learn new music and tales. The Bard was revered in his ability to tell epics and carry extensive messages verbatim: his memory was supreme.
Stretching from the past when all histories were passed from word of mouth from generation to generation; to the present day where one may see competitions between musicians in the Highlands of Scotland, even in the High Fantasy stories of the Dragon Riders of Pern (Anne MCcAffrey) the spirit of the Bard lives in the imaginations and real lives of many.
In the awakened movement of Druids, they revere the old ways of teaching through epic tales, poetry and song; keeping to the old traditions of both memorizing and ad lib accounts of current events with humor, drama and music.
By combining the image of the Oak (sacred to the Druids for wisdom and perseverance) and the Harp (the link between the ancient lore and the new generations through song and story) I have created the Oak Harp Amulet.
This Amulet is softer, the lines more organic than the Bardic Harp Amulet and include oak leaves and acorns ( now and the future) with a small touch of Celtic knot work running down the side of the sound board. Simple, bold and full of potential music, the amulet is intended for musicians and those who appreciate a good song and story.