Lá na Cruite | Harp Day
Saturday 19 October 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 at info@harpireland.ie

Save the date – Saturday 19th October 2024