May 25th 2023

Festival Early Bird Sale ends soon!

Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp | Book by 1 June to save on an All-Access ticket.

Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp

Join us 7–13 July in medieval Kilkenny or LIVE online at


Book by 1 June to save €100 on an All-Access ticket.

Early-Bird All-Access ticket €390. Offer available until 1 June, 2023. Standard price €490, from 1 June – 29 December, 2023


Browse the festival programme

Immerse yourself in the world of the exquisite and ancient Gaelic harp in a full schedule of 50 talks, workshops, social occasions and concerts of harping, song, piping, viola da gamba, Renaissance lute, and more.

Special offers

Early Bird All-Access (available until 1 June, 2023)
€390 — Access all festival events in Kilkenny and online, and event recordings until 29 December, 2023

Student / Unwaged
€195 — Save 60% on a full-price All-Access ticket.

Festival Taster
€90 / €45 (student / unwaged)
Access festival events on 7 & 8 July, including Gala concert at Kilkenny Castle



2023 Festival Gala — Masters of Irish Music 
€18 / €12 (student / unwaged)

The King's Harper: The Irish Harp at the 17th-century English Court
€18 / €12 (student / unwaged)

BOTH Concerts
€28 — Purchase a combo ticket for both concerts and save €8 on full-price tickets


What our festival goers say...

I think this is the best festival I have ever attended. You have given me food for thought and learning for a long time to come.

Great to see old friends and make new ones. And so much wonderful music and inspired teaching. 
MW, Ireland

Thank you again for organising and hosting this wonderful festival and connecting us all, early Irish harp lovers together.
AG, France 

Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp is proud to be supported by the Festival Investment Scheme of An Chomhairle Ealaíon / The Arts Council of Ireland, with additional support from Cruit Éireann / Harp Ireland, Kilkenny County Council / Comhairle Chontae Chill Chainnigh, and the members of the Historical Harp Society of Ireland