Online videos: archive talks, workshops & concert footage,
most of which have not been seen before!
We are delighted to present the alternative we have put together for you this year. We want to encourage and entertain you, and remind you of all we accomplish when we are together: exploring, playing and listening to gorgeous Gaelic music.
So we will keep the flavour of a typical festival day with videos each day from past Scoileanna, when we were interacting together, in an authentic way, in real time.
From Thurs. 13 to Mon. 17 August, 2020, we will be unveiling a talk, a workshop and concert footage each day. You will be able to see them on our youtube channel.
2.00 p.m. TALK
3.30 p.m. WORKSHOP
5.00 p.m. CONCERT FOOTAGE
Most of these will be live premieres of previously unseen archive footage.
Join us live each day on youtube or whenever you can later.
One-to-one virtual coaching with some of the world’s great players and scholars of early Irish harp.
We are also maintaining the one-to-one coaching sessions that have become a much loved festival feature over the last number of years. For this special year, we reached out to everyone who has tutored at Scoil na gCláirseach over the years; the result is our amazing 2020 line-up:
Siobhán Armstrong (IRL), Simon Chadwick (N IRL),
Sylvia Crawford (N IRL), Ann Heymann (USA),
Andrew Lawrence King (GUERNSEY),
Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin (IRL),
James Ruff (USA) and Bill Taylor (SCOT).
Please contact individual tutors for more details and to book sessions 13–17 August. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
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. This year’s video concert series is generously supported by Cruit Éireann / Harp Ireland.