Saturday 26 November 2022, 9:15 am – 4:30 pm

Venue: TU Dublin, Grangegorman, Dublin 7, D07 H6K8

Join our panel of experts to discover all you ever wanted to know about the harp in ensemble playing, listen to some of our finest young harpers and find out about the compositional possibilities for harp ensemble in the traditional and contemporary music idioms.

Our panel includes:

Keynote speaker Dr Cliona Doris, Dr Janet Harbison, Jean Kelly, Cormac de Barra, Martin Tourish, Dr Helen Lawlor, Rosa Flannery, Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla, Siobhán Buckley, Denise Kelly.

Performances by:

TU Dublin Harp Ensemble (Fiona Gryson, Rachel Duffy, Síofra Ní Dhubhghaill, Emer McDonagh, Kara Lord Bissett, Meabh McKenna, Aoibheann Galvin)

The Triad Trio (Fiona Gryson, Rachel Duffy and Síofra Ní Dhubhghaill)

Northern Stars Trio (Gráinne Meyer, Adam O’Neill and Richard Allen)

Tickets €20 (€15 concessions) at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/harps-plus-one-day-harp-symposium-tickets-464762917397
Download the programme here: Harp Symposium Programme 2022 WEB


9:15 Registration
9:45 Welcome and Introduction: Aibhlín McCrann
10:00 Keynote Address: Dr Cliona Doris – Setting the Scene
10:20 Performance: Kara Lord Bissett and Aoibheann Galvin
10:30 Jean Kelly: The Harp in Chamber Music
11:00 Refreshment Break
11:30 Martin Tourish: ‘Hands on’ workshop – Exploring Compositional Opportunities
12:30 Cormac de Barra: Breaking New Ground: Máirín Ní Shé and the Sion Hill Harp Ensemble
12:50 Janet Harbison: Moving North – The Belfast Harp Orchestra

13:10 Lunch

14:00 Launch: The Belfast Harp Orchestra: Music for Harp Ensembles by Janet Harbison, with Dr Helen Lawlor, Janet Harbison, and featuring a performance by Northern Stars Trio
14:30 Bringing it all together: The Triad Trio and the Northern Stars Trio in conversation with Aibhlín McCrann
15:10 Where to now? Looking to the Future: Round Table Discussion, chaired by Aibhlín McCrann with Rosa Flannery, Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla, Siobhán Buckley, Cormac de Barra, Janet Harbison, Denise Kelly and Helen Lawlor
15:40 New Music for Harp Ensemble: Calling all third level students to extend the repertoire for harp ensemble
15:50 Performance: TU Dublin Harp Ensemble
16:10 Conclusion