December 2nd 2022

Winter 2023 online courses enrolling now!

Early-bird discount until 24 December, 2022 | Invest in your skills and knowledge in 2023

Winter programme | 4 February – 11 March, 2023 | Early-bird discount

Acadamh na gCláirseach–Academy of Early Irish harp

Enroll now and save 24% off the full price of €130
Hurry! Offer ends 24 December, 2022

Winter programme begins 4 February, 2023
All harps welcome!


NEW courses beginning 4 February, 2023:

Fundamentals of playing the early Irish harp – 1

Learn the foundational skills and knowledge you need to begin to explore the music and traditions of the early Irish harp. First of a series of three progressive courses for 2023. 

[Level: beginner+]

Turlough Carolan Unveiled: Put the latest discoveries about his music & performance style into practice

Work with juicy pages from a unique Irish-harp-music manuscript of the late 1700s, revealing more authentic versions of Carolan's tunes and even aspects of his own performance style. Have more fun, and confidence, playing his music while getting a bit closer to the ‘real’ Carolan. 

[Level: intermediate+]

Introduction to Irish for harpists and singers

Six carefully curated sessions will take you organically from the basics of pronunciation and grammar through exploration of harp terminology, poetic metre, reading Irish song text manuscripts, and all the way to learning a harp song in Irish.

[Level: beginner+]

What our Acadamh course participants say...

"I am grateful for what I learned, and the new friends I've made just in these six weeks, and I'm excited to work with the new insights I've gained...! Go raibh míle maith agaibh [thank you very much]!"

"I have taken other virtual harp classes...I liked better how the Acadamh builds on concepts over a period of time. We gradually become more familiar with the sound and the music, as well as with each other. The week in between gives us time to process it."

"...such a great mix of explanation, context, listening, melody and everything. It is highly enjoyable and I have really started using more and more time for practicing the harp now, just because I really want to learn."