HARP PERSPECTIVES December is online now

Our Christmas edition of HARP PERSPECTIVES is online now at https://www.harpireland.ie/resources-online-journal/. In our December edition, poet, playwright and harper, Emily Cullen, chronicles her journey from her youth with her harper sisters in rural Co. Leitrim, steeped in Carolan country to her travels with the Belfast Harp Orchestra, to her concerns about slowly morphing into a “tweed-sporting harp anorak, nestled in some ivory tower of academia” while she researched the significance of the Irish harp for her PhD. Ten years later, her relationship with the Irish harp appears in more poetic terms as she takes inspiration from the harpers at the 1792 Belfast Harp Festival recreating their voices for us in a deeply personal way. Emily’s reflection is a welcome addition to our series.