Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland, is a collective of harp players working together to promote our national instrument, gain recognition for its unique status and secure its sustainability. Enabling inclusive contemporary expression of our 1000-year-old harp tradition is at the heart of what we do.

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An Chúirt Chruitireachta International Festival for Irish Harp Monday June 29th to Thursday 2nd July 2020

Connect with the living tradition of Irish harping as Harp Festival goes on-line   With the cancellation of the 34th international Harp Festival due to…
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Harps for Hope Finale – Today, 19 June at 1pm

The Harps for Hope Finale takes place today at 1pm! A unique opportunity to hear a 200-strong ensemble of young harpers from all over Ireland…
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Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland presents 200-strong ensemble performance as a finale to Harps for Hope online concert series

Cruit Éireann/Harp Ireland presents a 200-strong harp ensemble performance as a finale to the virtual Harps for Hope online concert series on Friday 19th June….
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01 Apr - 31 Aug 2020

HARPS FOR HOPE – Ongoing from April to August 2020

Welcome to our Harps for Hope series. Over…

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Lá na Cruite, National Harp Day

Saturday 17th October 2020

Did you know that there are currently more than 1000 harp players in Ireland? Harp Ireland, Cruit Éireann’s first major initiative was to hold a national harp day to celebrate this wonderful upsurge of interest in the instrument, introducing it to even more players and to new audiences and recognise the harp’s unique place in Irish musical and cultural life.

This year, harp events took place at a number of key venues in cities and towns nationwide including Belfast, Dublin, Mayo, Galway, Limerick, Laois, Louth, Meath and Wexford.

National Harp Day 2020 takes place on Saturday 17th October.

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