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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Music Generation Epic Virtual Performance

A collective of 52 young harpers and their 4 mentors collaborate on an epic virtual performance In light of the new national public health measures…
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25 Years of Change in Irish Music: An Interview with Laoise Kelly

Podcast: From River of Sound to the TG4 Gradam Ceoi. Harper Laoise Kelly is this year’s recipient of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil traditional musician of…
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Harp Symposium 2020 – Irish Harp By Note, Rote & Reason

Join us for Irish Harp By Note, Rote & Reason, our first harp symposium, which takes place on Sunday 1 March from 9.15am to 5.00pm…
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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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