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A harp depicted backwards on a sign

The harp was an ancient stringed Earth musical instrument.

During the 2360s, Commander William T. Riker kept a small holographic simulation of two women playing harp-like instruments in his quarters. When he needed to relax, he would turn on the hologram and listen to the music. (TNG: "Haven")

While serving as captain of the USS Rutledge in the mid-24th century, Benjamin Maxwell enjoyed a drinking song with lyrics that included "The minstrel boy to the war has gone / In the ranks of death you will find him / His father's sword he hath girded on / And his wild harp slung behind him./ Land of song, said the warrior bard/ tho' all the world betrays thee/ One sword at least thy rights shall guard./ One faithful harp shall praise thee." (TNG: "The Wounded")

A house featured in the holonovel Janeway Lambda one had a harp on display. (VOY: "Persistence of Vision")

In 2376, while taking part in Tom Paris' "Fair Haven"holoprogram, Kathryn Janeway noticed that the harp on the sign at Sullivan's was backwards, much to Paris' annoyance. (VOY: "Fair Haven")

Other cultures also had harps or harp-like musical instruments. The Edo also played a small instrument that resembled a transparent harp. (TNG: "Justice") A Bajoran variation included bells connected to the harp strings. (DS9: "Accession") Additionally, harp-like lutes were found in many cultures and included the Vulcan lute, the Bajoran lute, and the Risian lute.

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