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.
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.
We acknowledge the harp’s diversity; we encourage a breadth of harp repertoire and performance, while recognising the wide variety of repertoire and performance styles that the harp has reflected for hundreds of years.Read more
Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music and beyond.
Harp Workshops available at Scoilcheoil an Earraigh
Harp Workshops available at The Gathering Festival, Killarney
International Harp Festival for Irish Harp, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth
Kilmovee Co. Mayo
Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare
Did you know that there are currently more than 1000 harp players in Ireland? Harp Ireland, Cruit Éireann’s first major initiative is 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. Therefore, we are asking everybody with any links to the harp to mark it on Saturday November 11. Together with harp colleagues, we hope to hold a number of harp events in towns and cities nationwide.View all events
There are lots of different ways to promote the harp in your local area: a concert, a harp session, a harp lecture, harp performances in local schools, articles about local harp activities in local papers, interacting on social media, posting photographs, harp-making workshops, pop up events, harp flash mobs – the sky ‘s the limit! If you would like to sign up to organising an event or to be involved in any way.Organise an event