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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Scoil na gCláirseach 2024

Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp 26 July – 1 August, 2024 55 workshops, talks, concerts & social occasions in Kilkenny & LIVE online…
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The Sugar Club Harp Sessions: Catrin Finch and Aoife Ní Bhriain

Catrin Finch & Aoife Ní Bhriain at The Sugar Club Harp Sessions Experience a new ‘take’ on Irish harping from some of our foremost young…
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The Sugar Club Harp Sessions: Catriona Cannon and Cian Finn

Experience a new ‘take’ on Irish harping from some of our foremost young harpers.  Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland’s Sugar Club Harp Sessions run throughout…
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Events

30 Jun - 28 Jul 2024

Somerset Harp Festival

This two weekend conference celebrates the diversity of…
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15 - 20 Jul 2024
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20 Jul 2024

Forest Fest | Music Generation Laois Harpers

Join Music Generation Laois Harpers at the Forest…
Co. Laois
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21 Jul 2024

Moods – Aisling Ennis, Peter Power & Robyn Byrne

Aisling Ennis, harp Peter Power, dance Robyn Byrne,…
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21 Jul 2024

MOYA BRENNAN | ZOË CONWAY & JOHN MCINTYRE

Celtic Goddess Moya Brennan has a voice that…
Belfast
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22 - 26 Jul 2024
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22 - 26 Jul 2024
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24 Jul 2024

Joe Mooney Summer School – Fiachra Guihen and Mossie Martin

Join Fiachra Guihen (Harp, Flute, Guitar) and Mossie…
Co. Leitrim
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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 info@harpireland.ie

Save the date - Saturday 19th October 2024

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