Lá na Cruite | Harp Day 2022

Saturday 15th October 2022

Harps Together Lá na Cruite │Harp Day 2022 took place on Saturday October 15th with live and online events planned all over the world. For the sixth year in a row, harpers everywhere joined in the celebration of our 1000-year-old Irish harping tradition, which is recognised on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Harps Together featured harps sounding loudly from dawn to dusk in iconic locations throughout Ireland, north and south and from as far away as Sydney, across the US and Asia. Closer to home, harpers in Luxemburg, Italy, Germany and the UK joined us to celebrate our vibrant harping tradition.

Lá na Cruite │Harp Day 2022 shone a spotlight on harp music’s special ability to unite cultures and celebrate difference. This year also marked the 230th anniversary of the 1792 Belfast Harpers’ Assembly, and many of the events planned on Lá na Cruite | Harp Day drew their inspiration from the invaluable legacy left by Edward Bunting and the Assembly on the Irish harping tradition.

Lá na Cruite | Harp Day Events

Over 70 exciting live events took place on Harp Day around Ireland and abroad.



Harpers’ Call: Interactive World Map for Lá na Cruite│Harp Day

Harpers from all over the world sent us their special Harp Day videos. Travel across continents with us to enjoy them on our interactive world map! https://www.harpireland.ie/interactive-map/

Harps Together: Lá na Cruite │ Harp Day 2022 Gala Concert
Sunday 16th October, 7.30pm, Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin 1

We celebrated Lá na Cruite │ Harp Day 2022 with harper Cormac De Barra, Zoe Conway (fiddle) and John McIntyre (guitar), The Friel Sisters, Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin (early Irish harp), Derry harper Lauren O’Neill, Eugene McKenna (fiddle), Rosie Murphy (Pedal Harp), and harper composer, Michael Rooney with 60 young musicians from the Music Generation Harp Collective.

If you would like to support our events and activities on Lá na Cruite | Harp Day 2022, please consider making a donation at https://www.harpireland.ie/donate/