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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Unique Irish instrument making course expanded to include the harp

Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland welcomes Na Píobairí Uilleann’s expansion of its instrument-making initiative, in partnership with Ballyfermot College of Further Education, which was announced today….
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Music Generation Virtual Harp Performance

52 young harpers and 4 tutors from Music Generation Harp Ensembles in Laois, Louth and Mayo come together to give a virtual harp performance.
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ITMA News: The wire strung harp and the pedal harp / Emmanuel Rivera Angel

A guest blog from Colombian harper Emmanuel Rivera Angel. Emmanuel is studying for an MA in Musiclogy and Performance in Maynooth University and spent time…
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05 - 31 Aug 2020

HARPS FOR HOPE – Ongoing from April to June 2020

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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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