Virtual festival only in 2020
Individual workshops: €15
Workshops take place at our daytime venue, Coláiste Pobail Osraí; the cost is payable at the door. N.B. Pre-booking is essential for the Beginners’ Harp Taster workshop on Wednesday, 12 August.
EVENING TALKS & CONCERTS
Talks: FREE admission
Concert tickets: (€20 / €15 concession)
N.B. Festival talks and concerts take place at the Medieval Mile Museum and need to be booked through the museum’s Box Office.
FULL PARTICIPATION PACKAGE
Scoil na gCláirseach offers an all-day immersive programme for children to adults who would like to play the harp. We cater for absolute beginners to professional performers. Festival full participants enjoy days of intensive classes, interactive listening sessions, workshops and individual tuition. See our timetable here.
Festival package: €375 [€345 for HHSI members. Join the Society here]
Individual coaching sessions: €50 per hour, subject to availability. These need to be booked in advance.
To secure your full-participant 2020 festival place – and to book your preferred tuition options – please pay a €100 deposit, and complete and return the downloadable booking form:
N.B. Scoil participant fees do not include the optional features: the field trip to Dublin, daily lunches and harp rental fees. See below for prices:
Field trip to Dublin: €50 (Museums only: €30)
Lunches: €15 per day
(Thurs. 13 – Monday 17 Aug. 2020 inclusive)
Lunches are prepared freshly by our in-house chef each day, and therefore need to be booked, and paid for, in advance.
You can have as many or as few lunches as you wish, as long as you book the specific days you want lunch, in advance. You are also most welcome to bring your own packed lunch instead, to eat with us, or to go out for lunch.
Harp rental: €70 for the festival duration
A limited number of rental harps is available for Scoil participants, and must be booked and paid for in advance. A refundable €50 cash deposit is also required.
Participation, field trip, harp rental etc. fees can be paid by direct bank transfer to
Allied Irish Bank, 3 High St, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Acc. name: The Historical Harp Society of Ireland
IBAN: IE39 AIBK 9331 9847 9670 49
BIC/SWIFT Code: AIBKIE2D
A direct bank transfer into our account is the most helpful way for us to receive your fees but we also accept Paypal, postal orders, bank drafts and personal cheques in most currencies (made payable to ‘The Historical Harp Society of Ireland’).
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.