June 9th 2022

Upcoming events in June and July

Join us in June for our Harpers' Gathering and in July for Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp

Come join us in June and July to learn and discover, develop your skills, stay connected and hear gorgeous music performed by some of the world’s finest historical and traditional musicians!

Harpers' Gathering

Join us ONLINE, Sunday, 19 June at 2 pm Ireland time for our friendly Harpers' Gathering, hosted by HHSI volunteer, Barbara Karlik. These informal, monthly gatherings are a great way to 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. This event isn't recorded, so bring your own glass of something nice, or your cuppa of choice, and join us if you can!

Follow this link to register for this FREE event:

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



Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp 

Join us 23–29 July, for Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp, ONSITE in the gorgeous medieval city of Kilkenny or ONLINE from the comfort of your own home. We're thrilled to be presenting our twentieth annual Scoil na gCláirseach this year! Browse our juicy programme of 61 workshops, talks, concerts, players’ sessions and communal social hours. And check out our 18 local, national and international artists, speakers and tutors. Read on for special offers and to book your ticket


Early Bird: Save €100 on an All-Access ticket by booking before 11th July.

Student / Unwaged: Save a further 50% on an All-Access ticket if you are a student or unwaged.



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."



"It was a brilliant festival! Great to see old friends and make new ones. And so much wonderful music and inspired teaching."

MW, Ireland


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 — Clár Éire Ildánach / Creative Ireland Programme, and the members of the Historical Harp Society of Ireland