The HHSI offers a tutor-finding service for early Irish harp tuition for term time classes in Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Armagh and Waterford. Classes are individual and normally last for sixty minutes. Longer lessons are also possible.
Tuition is also available (every venue except Armagh) in other historical harps:
- single-row, medieval and Renaissance harps, with gut strings.
- double and triple-row, seventeenth-century baroque harps from Spain and Italy, with gut strings.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 086 8623430 or +44 744 5733450 [Armagh tuition] for more information.
The HHSI can also give you information on virtual tuition available (nationally and internationally) by Skype (and other similar online systems). Please contact us for details.
The HHSI Student Rental Harp Collection—kindly sponsored by Music Network—is the resource we offer that makes early Irish harps available for players to rent, while they are taking tuition (€35 per month with a returnable deposit of €150).
L-R: HHSI Student Downhill, Otway, Lamont & Trinity
This unique collection is the first and only publicly available collection in the world of new early Irish harps copied from the museum originals. Our instruments are copied from extant historical instruments preserved in museums in Ireland and Scotland. They have been made for the Society by harp makers Natalie Surina (IRL) and David Kortier (USA).
To rent one of our harps, players need to become Associate Members of The Historical Harp Society of Ireland. You can join here.
All rental harps may be recalled each August for Scoil na gCláirseach—Festival of Early Irish Harp.
The HHSI is always looking to expand its collection of instruments. If you would be interested in sponsoring the acquisition of a new instrument, please get in touch. Sponsored instruments can be named or inscribed with the name of their sponsor.
The HHSI is also collecting antique and replica harps. Read more about the HHSI Historical Harp Collection.