A Clash of Kings
In order to plant the notion of Ser Loras Tyrell taking the white Littlefinger slips a few silvers to Lord Tyrell's army of singers to sing of Ryam Redwyne, Serwyn of the Mirror Shield, and Prince Aemon the Dragonknight. He tells Sansa Stark that a harp can be as dangerous as a sword in the right hands.
Prince Rhaegar Targaryen appears in one of Daenerys Targaryen's visions in the House of the Undying. At the end of the vision he goes to the window seat, picks up a harp, and runs his fingers lightly over its silver strings. Sweet sadness fills the room as the vision fades, and only the music lingers behind.
A Storm of Swords
Tom of Sevenstreams tells his companions that Lady Lysa Arryn once sent him up the high road, where the Moon Brothers took his gold, horse, and clothes. He walked up to the Gates of the Moon with nothing but his harp. There the guards made him sing two songs before letting him pass.
A Feast for Crows
- Prince Rhaegar Targaryen – played the high harp with silver strings
- Queen Naerys Targaryen
- Michael Manwoody
- Lord Pearse Caron
- Domeric Bolton – played the high harp
- Tom of Sevenstreams – plays a woodharp
- Leonette Fossoway – plays the high harp
- Sansa Stark – plays the high harp
- Hamish the Harper
- Guyard Morrigen 
- Marillion – plays a woodharp
- Symon Silver Tongue – plays a twelve-stringed woodharp.
- Dareon – plays a woodharp
- Unnamed brother on the Quiet Isle – plays the high harp
- Rylona Rhee
|“||When you heard him play his high harp with the silver strings and sing of twilights and tears and the death of kings, you could not but feel that he was singing of himself and those he loved.||”|
|“||Many a night she had watched Prince Rhaegar in the hall, playing his silver-stringed harp with those long, elegant fingers of his. Had any man ever been so beautiful?||”|
|“||Lord Petyr has been kind enough to let me keep my harp. My harp ... and my tongue ... so I may sing my songs.||”|
|“||At the welcoming feast, the prince had taken up his silver-stringed harp and played for them. A song of love and doom, Jon Connington recalled, and every woman in the hall was weeping when he put down the harp.||”|
|“||A harp can be as dangerous as a sword, in the right hands.||”|
References and Notes
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 31, Brienne VI.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 61, Sansa V.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 48, Daenerys IV.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 6, Sansa I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 43, Arya VIII.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 41, Alayne II.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II, p 349.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion IV.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 42, Daenerys IV, p 486.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.