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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Embrace. New Directions for the Irish Harp – a new album by Anne-Marie O’Farrell

Congratulations to Anne-Marie O’Farrell on her new album, ‘Embrace. New Directions for the Irish Harp‘ which was launced at the The Contemporary Music Centre in…
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‘Harping On’ – St. Patricks Church, Monaghan | Saturday 4th December

‘Harping on’ in St. Patricks Church Monaghan, Saturday 4th December at 4pm. Tickets are limited due to social distancing and they are selling well so…
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Aisling Lyons’ debut album ‘Aistear’

Aisling Lyons’ wonderful new debut album ‘Aistear’ is garnering some impressive reviews.  It is a collection of traditional tunes, her own compositions and tunes of…
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06 Jan 2021

Online Broadcast of Harps for Heritage at Muckross | Oíche Nollag na mBan

Harp Ireland will broadcast ‘Harps for Heritage’ at…

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Lá na Cruite, Harp Day 2021

The harp holds a unique place in Irish musical and cultural life and numbers of harp players are growing year by year as more and more people take up the instrument.

Harp Ireland, Cruit Éireann’s first major initiative was to hold a special Harp Day to celebrate this wonderful upsurge of interest in harping, introducing it to even more harp players and to new audiences.

We celebrated our 5th Lá na Cruite, Harp Day 2021 on Saturday 16th October, featuring live harp events from all over the world and a dynamic online programme of activities.

Visit our YouTube channel to enjoy the full programme.

You can support us in our work to promote harping by donating at

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Lá na Cruite, Harp Day 2021 Highlights