April 13th 2023

Free Online Events in April and May

Join us for our Harpers' Gatherings, and Chat with an Expert in May with guest Simon Chadwick

April Harpers' Gathering
Sunday, 16 April, 4:00 – 6:00 PM Irish time

Join us ONLINE Sunday, 16 April, 4:00 to 6:00 PM Irish time for our friendly 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. These informal, monthly gatherings are a great way to meet other harp players, stay connected and develop your skills.

Follow this link to register for the April event:


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


Simon Chadwick

May Harpers' Gathering and Chat with an Expert
with Simon Chadwick

Sunday, 21 May, 4:00 – 6:00 PM Irish time

Join us again on 21 May, for our Harpers' Gathering community social time from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, then enjoy an informal 'Chat with an Expert' from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, with this month's guest, Simon Chadwick. Simon is a musician, researcher and educator, specialising in the old Irish harp traditions. He researches and studies the lives and works of the harpers, their tunes and playing techniques, and the design and setup of their harps, utilising his formal training in archaeology and physics in his research.

Simon has worked with piper Barnaby Brown on developing pioneering online video lessons and website publishing, and collaborated with Siobhán Armstrong to help create a thriving scene of playing wire-strung harps in Ireland.

Originally from the south of England, he relocated to Scotland and became involved with the Scottish traditional music scene in Dundee, working with Sheena Wellington to organise events and classes there. Since 2018 Simon has been living in Armagh in Northern Ireland.

Simon’s other musical love is change ringing on tower bells. He is Northern District Ringing Master in the Irish Association of Change Ringers. 

Come along and find out more about Simon's work with the old Irish harps!

Follow this link to register for the May event:

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