The Harmonica Archivist

Today’s harmonica world is the result of the pioneering activities of manufacturers, composers, performers and amateur players. This  website shares some of their recordings and publications. “Securing the Past for the Future“. More on my MixCloud audio streaming site, my blog, and my harmonica videos.

A lot has happened during the last 100 years but it is not very well documented or understood. Some individuals collected and exchanged harmonicas and harmonica media – music, images and publications – over this time. Most of the major collectors have died and it is important to preserve what they have saved, before it gets lost or destroyed. I have managed to bring some of these collections together but it is difficult to find a suitable home for them. A solution might be near.

The Recordings and other Information on this site can be read and followed in the Archivist’s Blog Tab at the top of this page..

You can read Tributes and Obituaries to the pioneering chromatic harmonica players by clicking on the Tributes Tab at the top of this page.

You can listen the Music on this site by clicking on the categories below which interest you, or by using the site search engine. More recordings will be added as they become available.