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Early Irish Harp Discovery Day

Town Hall Studio

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Have you always wanted to play the harp? Would you like to know more about the history and traditions of Ireland’s iconic, ancient instrument? If so, now’s your chance – come and join us: we will provide the instruments!

You may never have heard the early Irish harp before, though its image is on every euro coin. This is a rather special harp – Ireland’s ancient instrument – strung with brass wire. Played by Carolan, among others, until the turn of the nineteenth century, it is now being rediscovered and can be heard in Ireland once more.

The HHSI Early Irish Harp Discover Day is divided up into three events. You can attend one, two, or all events.

Lunchtime Concert

Siobhán Armstrong (early Irish harp), Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin (voice)
€15*/€10* concession (unwaged, students, members of HHSI)

Illustrated talk on the history of the harp in Ireland

Simon Chadwick
Free Admission, Ticket required

Beginner's Workshop

Beginner's Workshop

We provide your harp! However, spaces are limited so please book in advance
€15 / €10 (over 65, unwaged, students, members of HHSI)

Book Directly: / +353 (0)83 860 9677


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