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Season’s Greetings

Dear friends, At this turning of the year, when the days are shortest and the nights longest, we wish you a peaceful and harmonious holiday. 2018 was a busy year for the HHSI with events around …

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2018 summer festival

  Scoil na gCláirseach—Festival of Early Irish Harp 2018 got off to a great start with our first-ever glossy festival-programme book, designed by Maura Uí Chróinín. You can peruse it …

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Discovery Days: Belfast and Dublin

Have you always wanted to play the harp? Would you like to hear, learn more about and even play the ancient instrument of Ireland and Scotland? If so, now’s your chance! BELFAST       Sat. 13 …

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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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