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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The Sugar Club Harp Sessions: Lisa Canny & Band

The third concert of Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland’s Sugar Club Harp Sessions Series took place on the 30th May and saw a stellar performance…
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Harps at St Brendan’s Church of Ireland, Birr

On Saturday 18th May, CÉHI presented a vibrant programme of music in St. Brendan’s Church of Ireland, Birr.  The evening began with a performance from…
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Ceiliúradh Cruitireachta: Happy Birthday Mary O’Hara

On Sunday, 12th May 2024, Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland was delighted to support Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra as they launched their new…
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22 Jun 2024

Irish Harp workshop with Deirdre Granville

Intermediate – Advanced Irish harp workshop with Deirdre…
Co. Donegal
23 Jun 2024

Irish Harp Workshop with Kathleen Loughnane

Intermediate – Advanced Irish harp workshop with Kathleen…
Co. Donegal
23 Jun 2024

Summer Harps Concert

Sunday 23rd June, 7.30-9.00pm St. Pius X Church,…
Co. Donegal
27 Jun 2024

Triona Marshall at St. Ann’s Church

As part of St. Ann’s Lunchtime Recital Series,…
30 Jun - 07 Jul 2024

Janet Harbison’s 2024 Donegal Harp Summer Schools

Janet Harbison will host her Donegal Harp Summer…
Co. Donegal
30 Jun - 05 Jul 2024

An Chúirt Chruitireachta 2024

Established in 1985, An Chúirt Chruitireachta ranks among…
13 Jul 2024

Causeway Harp School Adult Beginners Harp Workshop

Causeway Harp School’s next Beginner Harp Workshop for…
Co. Antrim
21 Jul 2024

Moods – Aisling Ennis, Peter Power & Robyn Byrne

Aisling Ennis, harp Peter Power, dance Robyn Byrne,…

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Lá na Cruite | Harp Day 2024

On Saturday 19th / Sunday 20th October we celebrate the eighth annual Lá na Cruite | Harp Day. Irish harpers extend a warm invitation to harpers globally to join them, in person and online, to celebrate our 1000-year-old Irish harping tradition, recognised on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanities.

Lá na Cruite | Harp Day holds something for everyone. It’s a day shared by harpers globally, with their individual events dovetailing with those of Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland. The day includes Hands-on-Harp taster sessions, concerts, recitals, workshops and pop-up performances, as harpers worldwide celebrate our national instrument.

Our Gala Concert, Sunday 20th October, RIAM, Dublin features brother and sister duo Séamus and Caoimhe Uí Fhlatharta, a new all-island harp ensemble commission by Maeve Gilchrist, and a unique reimagining of our ancient harpers’ songs by seannós singer Iarla Ó Lionaird, with US Harper Parker Ramsay, arranged by harper composer, Connor Way.

Finally, across the weekend of Lá na Cruite | Harp Day, we look forward to streaming continuous videos of harpers from all four corners of the globe as part of The Harpers’ Call. If you would like to send us a video for the Harpers’ Call, or if you would like to organise an event for Lá na Cruite | Harp Day , please contact us a

Save the date - Saturday 19th October 2024

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