The Historical Harp Society of Ireland will present two concerts:
Harp Music of the Old Gaelic World
featuring Ann Heymann (USA), Javier Sáinz (Spain), Siobhán Armstrong (Irl) and special guest, Róisín Elsafty, sean-nós singer, at
Nun’s Island Studio, Galway on Monday 28th August
St. Ann’s Church, Dawson St, Dublin on Wednesday 30th August.
The programme of these unique concerts features traditional, Renaissance and Baroque harp music from Ireland and Scotland together with traditional Irish song sung by Connemara’s prizewinning young sean-nós singer, Róisín Elsafty.
This will be a rare opportunity to hear
• Three of the world’s foremost players of the medieval instrument which is the national emblem of Ireland
• The authentic sound of brass and 18-carat GOLD strings played in the traditional manner with fingernails
• Newly commissioned copies of Ireland’s only surviving medieval harp: the Trinity College Harp.
The event is part of the international Scoil na gCláirseach –Summer School of Early Irish Harp, which takes place at Kilkenny School of Music 19-25 August.
The concerts start at 8.00 p.m. and admission is €15 / €10 (Galway) and €18 / €12 (Dublin), payable at the door.
For further information, please visit www.irishharpschool.com or contact the Historical Harp Society of Ireland on tel +353 (0)51 646286.
Downloadable photos at http://www.siobhanarmstrong.com/portraits.htm