Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland celebrates harping in Ireland at a very special gala concert in Dublin Castle (The Printworks) on Saturday 30th November 2019. Featuring some of Ireland’s finest musicians, this concert is the culmination of a wonderfully active year harping in Ireland and one that sees Ireland’s 1,000-year-old tradition continue to evolve and pass to a new generation of harp players.
Performing at the gala will be musicians of the highest calibre showcasing the wealth of harp practice in Ireland : Siobhán Armstrong (early Irish harp), Triona Marshal (Irish harp) with David Power (uilleann pipes), rising star Richard Allen (pedal harp), Laoise Kelly (Irish harp) and a specially curated group that includes Cormac De Barra (Irish harp), singer Sibéal Ní Chasaide, Éamonn de Barra (flute) and Odhrán Ó Casaide (fiddle). Also performing on the evening will be the Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland harp ensemble, a 40-person strong group of of young harpers from all over Ireland, led by three soloists,Triona Marshall, Fiona Gryson and Claire O Donnell, who will perform the world premiere of a newly commissioned work ‘Cúige na gCruitirí’ by harper composer, Anne-Marie O’Farrell.
Siobhán Armstrong (early Irish harp)
Triona Marshall (Irish harp) and David Power (uilleann pipes)
Cruit Éireann Harp Ireland harp ensemble, performing ‘Cúige na gCruitirí’ by Anne-Marie O’Farrell (specially commissioned for the occasion)
Richard Allen (pedal harp)
Laoise Kelly (Irish harp)
Sibéal Ní Chasaide (voice), Cormac de Barra (harp), Odhrán Ó Casaide (fiddle) and Éamonn de Barra (flute)
Saturday 30th November 2019, 8pm, The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dame St., Dublin 2