Harp Day 2022 Gala Concert | Liberty Hall Theatre
Harps Together: Lá na Cruite│Harp Day 2022 Gala Concert
Sunday 16th October, 7.30pm
Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin 1
Tickets €20 (€10 Under-18s) + bkg fee at https://www.eventbrite.ie
Join us at our Gala Concert featuring Moya Brennan, Cormac De Barra, Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin, Lauren O’Neill, Eugene McKenna, Rosie Murphy, Michael Rooney and the Music Generation Harp Collective to celebrate Lá na Cruite│Harp Day 2022.
Our theme for Lá na Cruite │ Harp Day is “Harps Together”, and harpers all over the world will strike up their harps in tribute to Ireland’s 1,000 harping tradition.
GALA CONCERT PERFORMERS:
Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin is an Oireachtas and Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann prize-winning sean-nós singer and historical harpist, working on the 17th- and 18th-century harpers’ song repertory. She is almost unique in researching and performing this much-neglected, seminal repertory, to her own early Irish harp accompaniment, on a replica old Irish harp.
Harper Lauren O’Neill joins forces with fiddle player Eugene McKenna to explore some of the harpers’ tunes from the Bunting collection, as we celebrate the 230th anniversary of the 1792 Belfast Harpers’ Assembly in 2022.
Be inspired by the sonic beauty of more than 60 young harpers from the Music Generation Harp Collective performing with harper/composer Michael Rooney and their Music Generation tutors; some of our most renowned harpers. Awarded the TG4 Composer of the Year in 2017, Michael is a prolific composer and is widely regarded as one of the foremost players of the traditional Irish harp. Michael will perform his work Cláirseoireacht with the young harpers from Laois, Louth and Mayo.
Pedal harpist Rosie Murphy will perform a programme that includes an exciting new work for harp, violin and French horn, for which she’ll be joined by Samuel Kane (violin) and Joe Clarkson (French Horn).
Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from RTÉ Radio Folk Awards in 2019, harper and singer Moya Brennan is the voice of Clannad and has collaborated with many notable artists including The Chieftains, Paul Brady and Bono. Moya will perform with the renowned harper Cormac De Barra. Longtime collaborators, Moya and Cormac have released three critically acclaimed albums together and will be joined by members of the De Barra family ensemble, Barcó to bring our Lá na Cruite│Harp Day celebration to a suitably uplifting close.