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Our new baby has arrived

Natalie Surina of Ériu Harps, in Connemara, has now completed her HHSI commission to build a hand-made, high-quality copy of the late medieval Queen Mary harp. This harp was chosen …

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UNESCO status for Irish harping

We are delighted to announce that Irish harping has just been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Bravo to Harp Ireland and the Dept of Foreign …

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Comhgairdeas! Congratulations!

The HHSI would like to congratulate Laoise Kelly – who performs on modern Irish harp – on her recent award of TG4's Gradam Ceoil Ceoltóir na Bliana 2020 Musician of the Year. It's great to see an …

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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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