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 the Scottish Highlands? If so, now’s your chance! Join us at one of our 2019 Discovery Days. Scroll below for details of where and when.
2019 HHSI Discovery Days are suitable for adults and children over the ages of ten. They have three components and often keep to the following schedule:
12.00-12.45 An illustrated talk on the fascinating history of the old Irish harp, given by a world expert in the field, Simon Chadwick.
1.00-1.45 A lunchtime concert of harp music and harpers’ songs with Ireland’s foremost historical harpist, Siobhán Armstrong, and the prize-winning singer, Eibhlís Ní Riordáin.
HAVE A GO!
3.00-4.15 A Beginners' workshop under the gentle guidance of Sylvia Crawford. The HHSI has a unique collection of student early Irish harps copied from originals in the National Museum of Ireland. These are available on a first-come-first-served basis to the workshop participants.
Workshop places are limited; to avoid any disappointment, please book ahead: email@example.com or +353 (0)86 8623430.
CO. DUBLIN Saturday 19 October (National Harp Day)
in association with The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre , The Naul, Fingal K32 AY27
GALWAY Sunday 26 May
in association with Galway Early Music Festival
BELFAST Saturday 8 February
in association with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann's Remembering Bunting Festival 2019. Free admission to all events, which take place in The Harty Room, Music Faculty, The Queen's University.
TICKETS & BOOKING INFORMATION
Belfast: All events free but pre-booking for 'Have a Go' workshop essential: firstname.lastname@example.org and +353 (0)86 8623430.
Contact us by email: email@example.com or by phone: +353 (0)86 8623430
HHSI Discovery Days are made possible thanks to funding from An Chomhairle Ealaíon – The Arts Council. Our wonderful bank of HHSI Student harps has been made possible with funding from The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network.