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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‘Heavenly Harps, Heavenly Cloths’ – NEW RELEASE from Mary Louise and Teresa O’Donnell

‘Heavenly Harps, Heavenly Cloths: Contemporary music for the Irish harp by Brian Boydell’ NEW RELEASE from Mary Louise and Teresa O’Donnell (Irish harps/ Voice) In…
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Publication of the Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann Research Project

We welcome the publication of the Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann research project commissioned from Dr Jack Talty and supported by funding from The Arts…
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Achill International Harp Festival Tutorials with Laoise Kelly, Gráinne Hambly & Michelle Mulcahy

Achill International Harp Festival is delighted to launch the first of a new series of online tutorials for 2021. Learn a new tune or pick…
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Lá na Cruite, Harp Day 2020

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th 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.

Lá na Cruite, Harp Day 2020 took place on Saturday 17th and also continued to Sunday 18th October. It was an online event which promoted Ireland’s national instrument all over the world through concerts, lectures, tutor workshops, solo and group submissions and harp makers’ workshops. Harp Day was broadcast virtually on Facebook at and on our YouTube channel

As well as our extensive programme of events taking place in Ireland and Northern Ireland, we had events in Australia, Scotland, America, England, Italy and France Due to COVID-19 restrictions, through our online social platforms for public engagement.

Our theme focused on harper Turlough Carolan, celebrating the 350th anniversary of his birth.

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Lá na Cruite | Harp Day 2020, live Sat 17th & Sun 18th Oct 2020: Join us on Facebook or YouTube