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.

This year's Lá na Cruite/National Harp Day takes place on Saturday, October 19th 2019.


About Us

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.

Events

25 - 28 Oct 2019

Achill International Harp Festival

The committee of the Achill International Harp Festival…
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01 Jan 1970

Blossom Harp Ensemble

Blossom Harp Ensemble directed by Lizzie Affolter perform…
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01 Jan 1970

Alannah Thornburg with Alfi

Harper Alannah Thornburg performs with band Alfi at…
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01 Jan 1970

Try out the Harp with Deirdre Granville

Try out the Harp with Deirdre Granville at…
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01 Jan 1970

Deirdre Granville & Cairde at McCarthy’s Bar

Harp session with Deirdre Granville & Cairde at…
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01 Jan 1970

National Harp Day Concert at dlr LexIcon Library and Cultural Centre

Cormac de Barra & Anne-Marie O’Farrell; Eibhlís Ní…
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01 Jan 1970

‘LOCO POR LORCA’

A recital of poetry and music at Farmleigh…
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01 Jan 1970

Music Generation Mayo Harp Ensemble

Music Generation Mayo Harp Ensemble perform a 15/20…
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What’s On

Lá na Cruite, National Harp Day

Saturday 19th October 2019



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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