Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp
12–18 August 2020
Meet up with old friends and make new ones at Ireland’s festival for ancient Irish music in the medieval city of Kilkenny. Join us to discover the music, traditions and unforgettable sound of the early Irish harp – alongside the best of historical Irish vocal and instrumental music – in concerts at the beautiful, thirteenth-century Medieval Mile Museum.
We host participants from Ireland and around the world at our welcoming gathering, ranging from those who have no musical performance experience – who receive dedicated tuition from our Beginners’ specialist – up to professional performers on modern harps. You can choose study topics of interest on a daily basis and rental harps are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Bígi linn; beidh fáilte romhat i gCill Chainnigh!
Come and join us; you’ll find a warm welcome in Kilkenny!
Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp is made possible with funding from An Chomhairle Ealaíon (The Arts Council) and Kilkenny County Council. Our wonderful bank of HHSI Student harps has been funded by The Music Capital Scheme, supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and managed by Music Network.