Larsen Font


A  font for notating Irish traditional music.


David Armstrong of Alberta, Canada, has developed a font called Larsen. This font (for PC and Mac) makes it possible for anyone to utilise the symbols in Grey’s notation system for ornamentation in Irish Traditional Music.

The font is offered here as a free download (zip file).

Included in the zip file is an article by Grey called A Guide to Grey Larsen’s Notation System for Irish Ornamentation. It describes the basic workings of this ornamentation notation system. Feel free to share this article with others. For a full exploration of the system, you may wish to refer to Grey’s book, The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle.

David Armstrong developed this font after the publication of Grey’s first two books, The Essential Guide to Irish Flute and Tin Whistle and The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox. Using the font, as Grey did in his books published in 2013, makes the ornamentation symbols look more crisp and clean than they did in his earlier books. Thank you, David!