Harp Concert at St Brendan’s Church of Ireland, Birr
Sunday 12th February 2023, 7.30pm
Featuring Siobhán Armstrong (early Irish harp) Tríona Marshall (Irish harp) & Martin Tourish (accordion), The Wexford Harp Ensemble with Director Aileen Kennedy, The Music Generation Harp Collective with Michael Rooney with Siobhán Buckley, William Jackson and Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla
Harpers to celebrate St Brigid’s Day in collaboration with Birr Festival of Music
Cruit Éireann|Harp Ireland will present a concert of Irish Harp music to mark the feast of St Brigid and the Festival of Imbolc in Birr next month.
Featuring world renowned harpers Siobhán Armstrong on Early Irish Harp, Triona Marshall on Irish Harp with composer and accordionist Martin Tourish, the concert also brings together over 50 young harpers from across Ireland. The Music Generation Harp Collective will perform Cláirseoireacht, a work especially composed for them by Sligo-based harper-composer Michael Rooney.
The concert will take place in St Brendan’s Church of Ireland in Birr on Sunday, February 12 at 7.30pm
One of the concert organisers and secretary to the Trench Trust, Michael Hanna, said: “St Brendan’s Church of Ireland Church, Birr is delighted to host this exciting Harp concert in its two-hundred-year-old church as a celebration of St Brigid. Many have remarked on the wonderful acoustics in the church, so we are looking forward to an exceptional concert, which supports and promotes music in Birr and the surrounding areas.