Daily TIMETABLE 13–17 Aug 2020
2.00 p.m. VIDEO of a SCOIL TALK
3.30 p.m. VIDEO of a SCOIL WORKSHOP
5.00 p.m. VIDEO of a SCOIL CONCERT
Many of these will be live premieres of previously unseen archive footage.
Join us live each day on youtube or whenever you can later. All times are Irish time (UTC+1).
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Thursday 13th August 2020
2.00 p.m. TALK: Siobhan Armstrong. Do we want to try to sound like old Irish harpers? Leaning into idiomatic historical Irish harping (2019)
3.30 p.m. WORKSHOP: Simon Chadwick. Replica harps and portraits of harpers as a source for performance practice (2019)
5.00 p.m. CONCERT: Ann Heymann, Andrew Lawrence-King, and Ronan Browne. HHSI 10th Anniversary concert (2013)
Friday 14th August 2020
2.00 p.m. TALK: Simon Chadwick. Traditions and Histories of the Irish harp (2018)
3.30 p.m. WORKSHOP: Allan MacDonald. Emotion and passion in Ceòl Mór: dealing with rhythm and tension in phrasing (2018)
5.00 p.m. CONCERT: Allan MacDonald & James Ruff. Sounds of Scotland (2018)
Saturday 15th August 2020
2.00 p.m. TALK: Sylvia Crawford. Patrick Quin, the Armagh harper (2017)
3.30 p.m. WORKSHOP: Éamonn Ó Bróithe. A look at Irish song poetry through singing the Irish song Sliabh Geal gCua (2012)
5.00 p.m. CONCERT: Siobhán Armstrong. Tutor concert (2014)
Sunday 16th August 2020
2.00 p.m. TALK: Andrew Lawrence-King. A Bardic History of Time: philosophy, pulse & pendulum (2013)
3.30 p.m. WORKSHOP: Simon Chadwick. The early Gaelic harp: History, tradition & revival (2017)
5.00 p.m. CONCERT: Paul Dooley, Paddy Glackin &Lillis Ó Laoire. Wild dances and plaintive airs (2019)
Monday 17th August 2020
2.00 p.m. TALK: Ite O’Donovan. Efforts to preserve the Irish harp and the Irish airs as recorded in the 19th century Irish periodical literature (2014)
3.30 p.m. WORKSHOP: Andrew Lawrence-King. Pentatonic Passions (2013)
5.00 p.m. CONCERT: Mícheál Ó Catháin, Siobhán Armstrong, Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin. The Dawn of Day – Songs of the Harpers (2018)
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.