Achill International Harp Festival began with a bang in 2016 as a festival not only celebrating the harp as our national instrument and our national emblem, it is showcasing the instrument in its international context, with harpers from South America and other parts of Europe. Achill International Harp Festival aligns itself with ancient harping traditions by gathering harpers at Samhain to explore, develop and perhaps challenge this beautiful and varied discipline.

Achill Island was buzzing once again from 25-28th October 2019 with the rich and vibrant sounds of harps from around the world for the 4th incarnation of the Festival. A very wide range of events featuring Irish and international artists provided a variety of memorable experiences for local, national and international audiences of all ages in what was yet another wonderfully successful festival.