On Saturday, 23rd July, The Education Programme of the National Concert Hall, Dublin collaborated with the HHSI for the first time to present a lecture/recital on the early Irish harp in the aptly named Carolan Room of the NCH, followed by a Hands On beginners' workshop.
Both events were very well attended with most of the lecture audience remaining to observe the progress of the six participants who took part in the beginners' workshop. This was the first occasion on which four of the Society's new HHSI Student Trinity harps – recently built to the Society's
specifications by David Kortier – were placed in the hands of students. It was a rare pleasure to see these students place these measured copies against their left shoulders and begin to play!
Five of the participants, and indeed also some of the observers, have signed up for individual lessons which will begin in Dublin in the autumn.
Our thanks go to Lucy Champion, Education and Community Outreach Manager at the NCH for all her kind support.