December 8th 2023

December Harpers' Gathering and guest interview

Join us ONLINE, Sunday 17 December, 4–6 pm, Irish time for our Harpers' Gathering —PLUS— guest interview with Paul Dooley

Paul Dooley (photo: John Kelly)

Join us ONLINE, Sunday 17 December, 4–5 pm, Irish time for our Harpers' Gathering community social time, hosted by HHSI volunteer, Barbara Karlik. 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. 

From 5–6 pm, enjoy an informal interview with this month's guest, Paul Dooley.

Paul Dooley is one of the leading exponents of the Irish harp in its historical form and style. A harp maker and world-class performer, he studied the construction of medieval Irish harps in Dublin during the early 1980s and has built several harps. Paul began his performing career on the harp in 1986 and has since appeared on numerous CD recordings and television programmes. His repertoire consists mostly of traditional Irish dance music, which for the most part has been learned from players of other traditional instruments – flute, fiddle, pipes. Paul has also spent the past two decades working on the Robert ap Huw manuscript, the oldest collection of harp music in existence. In the more recent past he has resumed harp making, building a variety of small harps, reproductions of the surviving medieval harps and researching string-making techniques. Paul earned his PhD in musicology at the University of Limerick, researching harp tuning practice in medieval Ireland and Wales. 

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