September 20th 2023

Harps Alive | An Chruit Bheo | Harps Leevin 2023

Try your hand at the early Irish harp at our Discovery Days in Belfast and Dublin

Harps Alive 2023: Belfast Sat. 30 September; Dublin Sun. 22 October

Would you like to learn more about, and even get your hands on a copy of an ancient Irish harp – and be taught a tune? Meet the Historical Harp Society of Ireland, hear this rare instrument played, have your questions answered, and – if you sign up early enough – take one of the few places in a hands-on beginners’ workshop. Harps copied from medieval to 18th-century originals will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Level: No harp experience required

BELFAST: Saturday 30th September, 11am
Performance and hands-on workshop for beginners with Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin
Location: First Presbyterian Church 41 Rosemary Street Belfast BT1 1QB United Kingdom
Information and registration

DUBLIN: Sunday 22nd October, 10am
Performance with Siobhán Armstrong
Illustrated talk with Simon Chadwick
Hands-on workshop for beginners with Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin
Location: Royal Irish Academy of Music, 36-38 Westland Row, Dublin 2, D02 WY89
Information and registration

To reserve a place in the hands-on beginners workshops, contact