The Metaphorical Fraud Squad

A confession: I’ve always felt a fraud. Calling myself a musician, calling myself a harpist – how dare I? I’m a little reluctant to put this on my website but I guess anyone wanting to book me for their wedding will be too busy to read blogs anyway. So here goes. I didn’t take up the harp when I was six years old and my parents didn’t buy me my first harp when I was eight and I didn’t study under an inspiring teacher and I didn’t perform regularly in school and college concerts and I didn’t work my way up through graded exams, building my technique and confidence the way you are supposed to. No, I took up the harp as an adult and I did it my way. Without teachers, without exams and without r

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