What’s happening in the early-Irish-harp world?

May 3rd 2022

Announcing Scoil na gCláirseach 2022!

Join us 23–29 July in the gorgeous medieval city of Kilkenny or join us LIVE online

April 4th 2022

April Harpers' Gathering and Meet the Tutors

Join us ONLINE Sunday, 24 April, 2:00 - 4:00 PM Irish Time for our Harpers' Gathering, and meet our spring Acadamh na gCláirseach tutors

March 16th 2022

Spring courses ONLINE, beginning 7 May, 2022

Enrolment is open for the spring programme of Acadamh na gCláirseach–Academy of Early Irish Harp!

March 15th 2022

Acadamh na gCláirseach inaugural programme

Thirty-six students joined us from Ireland and around the world for the HHSI’s new ONLINE year-round group tuition programme.

December 24th 2021

Season's Greetings

Looking forward to 2022, and back at 2021

December 24th 2021

Welcome to our new-look website

Have a look around!

December 16th 2021

Free Online Workshop For National Harp Day

"Hands on Harps!", presented by Dr Karen Loomis

September 29th 2021

Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp 2021

Assistant Director's Report

July 4th 2021

Finding the Secret Stories of Ancient Harps

Listen to the HHSI's Dr Karen Loomis on this American podcast

July 3rd 2021

Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin debut CD

First CD recording to feature a self-accompanied Carolan song on early Irish harp

July 3rd 2021

Early Irish harp in Italy

First concert by an Italian performer

May 19th 2021

HHSI Discovery Day events at An Chúirt Cruitireachta–International Festival for Irish Harp 

28 June – 1 July 2021