August 11th 2022

August Harpers' Gathering and Chat with an Expert

Join us ONLINE Sunday, 21 August, 2.00 – 4.00 PM Irish time for our Harpers' Gathering, and chat with our guest expert, Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin

Eibhlís Ní Rôrdáin

Grab a cuppa and join our friendly Harpers' Gathering community social time from 2.00 to 3.00 pm, followed by an informal 'Chat with an expert', with this month's guest, Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin. Eibhlís is from Fermoy, Co. Cork in the south of Ireland. Her deep interest in Irish heritage and Irish music has led her to research and perform the songs from the sean-nós song repertoire of the Waterford Déise, in the south-east of Ireland, for which she has won first prizes at the Oireachtas and the Fleadh. Eibhlís is almost unique in researching and performing 17th- and 18th-century Irish harp songs: the much-neglected, seminal repertory normally now only heard as instrumental melodies, which she performs to her own accompaniment on a replica of a historic Irish harp, using historical harping techniques. Eibhlís’s understanding of the Irish language, her love of Irish traditional singing, and her expertise in early Irish harping makes her a unique resource for those interested in exploring evocative old Irish harp songs by Carolan and others.

This event is FREE and ONLINE. 

Come and enjoy harp-related talk, share your projects and progress, and try out tunes you want to play in front of a small, very supportive audience, hosted by Barbara Karlik. You can join in for as long (or as short!) as you like, and you can arrive whenever; you don't have to be there on the dot of 2.00 p.m. These gatherings aren't recorded, so bring your own glass of something nice, or your cuppa of choice, and join us if you can!

Register for the August HHSI Harpers' Gathering here:

When you register, you will receive a personalized Zoom link to join.