Historical Harp Society of Ireland


Please join the work of the society by becoming an Associate Member, Supporter or Patron.

You can subscribe just for the current calendar year. Choose your level of support from the drop-down menu of fixed rates, or select “other amount” if you wish to pay something in between the fixed rates:

Or, you can set up recurring annual membership at these fixed rates—automatically renewed each year—here:


You can post us a cheque or postal order, made payable to ‘The Historical Harp Society of Ireland’ to
The Historical Harp Society of Ireland,
33 Altamount Park,
Co. Kilkenny,
We accept foreign cheques for an amount equivalent to €35 or above.

You can make a direct bank transfer to
Acc. name: The Historical Harp Society of Ireland
Bank address: Allied Irish Bank, 3 High St, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
IBAN: IE39 AIBK 9331 9847 9670 49


If you would just like to be kept informed of HHSI concerts, workshops and other events, please send us your contact details so that we can add you to our email contact list.


By being a member, you play a tangible part in the HHSI's work: helping to revive the ancient and illustrious instrument depicted in Ireland's national emblem, and helping to give back to the world a thousand years of Gaelic harp history, which might otherwise remain silent.

Your membership fees help to fund

  • Talks, workshops and beginners’ Taster Days
  • The first ever Student Harp Bank of early Irish harps to rent to children and adults
  • The first ever lending and reference library relating to early Irish harp and related culture and history
  • The HHSI national Summer Concert Series presenting the best of Irish and international instrumentalists and singers working in the field of early Irish music
  • The world's foremost summer school for the instrument: Scoil na gCláirseach–Summer School of Early Irish Harp
  • An online shop for harps and CDs
  • Researching and building replicas of historic Irish harps.

Members receive updates on activities, and, in Ireland, have access to the HHSI library. If you are taking HHSI tuition, you also have the possibility to rent a harp. And remember: membership fees are deductible from any HHSI workshop/summer school fees payable in the year of membership!

Membership runs from January to December each year. All members are listed on the HHSI Patrons page, unless they wish to remain anonymous.