What IS harp music?

What do you hear when someone says harp music? Do you associate it with a large symphony orchestra or do you think of those harp flourishes called glissandos? What excites me about playing the harp is the wide range of music and styles I have the pleasure of participating in. At a steady gig I typically have thousands of tunes with me switching from Irish/traditional to jazz, pop, classical, Broadway and everything in between which keeps it fresh and exciting for me.  I love discovering new and different music to try out.  In any week I may be playing at a solo pops and jazz job,  duets with students,  flute and harp ensemble and accompanying singers on Faure and gospel tunes.  We all have our favorite musical styles however as a listener or as a harp student try something new and don’t put harp music in a small box .