October 28th 2022
Join us ONLINE Sunday, 20 November, 4.00 – 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 November event:https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuc-ChqjIpHt2FllqSGrTcN_x3p22Una_8
When you register, you will receive a personalized Zoom link to join.
Join us again on 18 December, 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, Ann Heymann. Ann is the doyenne of the 20th-century revival of the early Irish harp, authoring the first tutors for the instrument: Secrets of the Gaelic Harp and A Gaelic Harper's First Tunes. Her definitive solo CDs, Queen of Harps and Cruit go nÓr, document the virtuosic capability of the early Irish harp. From a piano / pipe organ background, Ann migrated to traditional music and became 'hooked' by Edward Bunting's 1840 descriptions of the ancient Irish harp; eventually she found a harp made by Jay Witcher, modelled after the historical Castle Otway harp. Wanting to emulate the old Irish harper, Denis O'Hampsay, Ann grew long fingernails, and with the harp on her left shoulder she proceeded to learn from the ‘old master’ (her harp). Since 1976, Ann has toured with her husband, Charlie, and continues to discover more about the early Irish harp, its traditions, history and music.
Follow this link to register for the December event:https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkfu2qrDorGND7QLaf7cC5PzNypwFakjVV
February 16th 2024
Join us ONLINE, Sunday 18 February, 4–6 pm, Irish time for our Harpers' Gathering
January 25th 2024
Join us 26 July – 1 August 2024, onsite in Kilkenny and LIVE online
Keep up to date with our activities, concerts, summer festival and all things early-Irish-harp.