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! Our first 2019 Discovery Day is in Belfast. Others will follow in 2019.
BELFAST Friday, 8 February The Queen’s University, Belfast BT7 1NN
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.
11.45 a.m. Music of the Old Irish Harpers
ILLUSTRATED TALK Simon Chadwick
1.00 p.m. All the birds in the forest…
RECITAL Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin, voice & Siobhán Armstrong, early Irish harp.
2.00 p.m. Early Irish Harp Beginners
WORKSHOP Sylvia Crawford
Read about all the other wonderful events (concerts, talks and more) taking place at The Remembering Bunting Festival here.
Lunchtime concert of harp music and harpers’ songs with Ireland’s foremost historical harpist, Siobhán Armstrong, and the prize-winning singer, Eibhlís Ní Riordáin.
Illustrated talk on the fascinating history of the old Irish harp, given by a world expert in the field, Simon Chadwick.
HAVE A GO!
Beginners’ 60-minute 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 will be available to the select number of lucky participants who sign up to take part. Suitable for adults, and children over ten. Workshop places are limited; to avoid any disappointment, please book ahead: email@example.com and +353 (0)86 8623430.
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.