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Contemporary expression of our 1000-year-old harp tradition is at the heart of what we do.

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.

Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland, was established in 2016 by harpers in collaboration with The Arts Council, An Chomhairle Ealaíon to support the continuing evolution of the harp. We are the driving force behind the harp in Ireland. We are ambitious for its future. We promote the harp, its organisations, its harp players and its harp makers. Our vision for the harp is that it will continue its current momentum – attracting more performers and new audiences and enrich Irish musical and cultural life.

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National Harp Day 2018 Highlights

Galway Highlights

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Mayo Highlights

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Kerry Highlights

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Wexford Highlights

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Wicklow Highlights

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Dublin Highlights

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Northern Ireland Highlights

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Elsewhere Highlights

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Lá na Cruite, National Harp Day

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.

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.

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