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Summer festival countdown

Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp kicks off on Wednesday, 14 August. Join us in medieval Kilkenny for concerts, free talks, workshops, a harp exhibition and more. Book your tickets …

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The Historical Harp Society of Ireland brings to life a lost sound world. Founded in 2002, it leads a rediscovery of Ireland’s illustrious medieval musical 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. Read More...

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