Lunchtime concert of harp music and harpers’ songs, given by Siobhán Armstrong, Ireland’s foremost performer on the instrument, together with the prize-winning singer, Róisín Elsafty.
As tickets are limited, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
The Historical Harp Society of Ireland brings to life a lost sound world. Founded in 2002, the Society leads a rediscovery of Ireland’s illustrious medieval instrument, depicted in the national emblem: the early Irish harp. Silent for hundreds of years, the ravishing sound – and the rarely heard music – of the old Irish harp sounds fresh to modern ears but also evokes the farthest reaches of ancient Irish history and culture. In 2018, President Michael D. Higgins honoured the work of the Society by becoming its Patron.
The HHSI offers year-round harp tuition in Dublin, Armagh, Galway, Waterford and Kilkenny. The Society also runs its international summer festival – Scoil na gCláirseach – each August in Kilkenny.
HHSI early Irish harp Discovery Days are kindly funded by An Chomhairle Ealaíon – The Arts Council.