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Harping about the harp

Girl’s interest in rare musical instrument began at early age

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ABOVE: Josephine Davis, 9, foreground, and her sister Jillian Davis, 12, play a piano duet during Saturday’s Christmas open house at the Orr Mansion. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Jillian plays the harp as her sister Josephine joins in a duet at the piano. Jillian, who has been playing harp about six years, said her fascination with the magical instrument began before she can remember. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | REUBEN MEES)

Jillian Davis doesn’t exactly remember the series of events that fueled her fascination with the harp, but her parents certainly do.

“My parents said it was when I watched Jack and the Beanstalk and I liked the harp,” the Benjamin Logan sixth-grade musician said.

“I don’t think she really remembers, but we do,” mother Jennifer Davis said. “She had watched a Jack and the Beanstalk movie with Mickey Mouse and she loved the fairy harp.”

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