Lá na Cruite | Harp Day 2022

Saturday 15th October 2022

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

Harps Together will feature 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 join us to celebrate our vibrant harping tradition.

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

Lá na Cruite | Harp Day Events

There are more than 60 exciting live events taking 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 have sent us their special Harp Day videos. Travel across continents with us to enjoy them on our interactive world map! Launching online on Saturday 15th October.

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

Join us to celebrate Lá na Cruite │ Harp Day 2022 with Moya Brennan and her band, featuring harper Cormac De Barra, Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin on early 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/