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Harps Alive | Denis Hempson, the Harper and his Legacy presented by M Doherty & F Pegrum

Harps Alive │An Chruit Bheo│Harps Leevin Celebrating the 230th anniversary of the Belfast Harpers’ Assembly

This is a joint project with the National Trust to commemorate the 1792 Harp Assembly. A number of Charitable groups have come together to put on this event. Harp Ireland and Reclaim the Enlightenment have taken the lead to organise this project. The Mussenden Temple event will include -

Denis Hempson: The life, music and times with Mark Doherty and Fiona Pegrum QG.

Aoibheann Devlin will be taking us through Early Harp, Downhill and rendition.

Harp music from the Causeway Harp Ensemble led by Katy Bustard.

The Roe Valley Harp School led by Nodlaig Brolly.

Refreshments and buffet supper will be provided.

This will be the launch and main event for the Harp Festival celebrating the 230th Belfast Harp Assembly. This event will celebrate the life of Denis Hempson who was lauded as one of the last of the great Irish traditional harpers.  Harps Alive│An Chruit Bheo│Harps Leevin is a major collaborative festival to mark the 230th anniversary of the assembly of harpers in Belfast in 1792 and to celebrate the work of the renowned organist and collector, Edward Bunting, who played such a major part in the preservation of their music. The historic significance of the 1792 Belfast Harpers’ Assembly is not to be underestimated. It was led by the upper echelon of cultural leadership in Belfast, who united to stimulate public interest in what they deemed to be a tradition at risk. Its purpose was to revive an interest in harp music and to collect the music of the harpers and note their style of playing for future generations.

National Trust - Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne, Mussenden Road

Saturday, July 9, 2022 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Adm. £35. Tickets from: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/denis-hempson-the-harper-and-his-legacy-presented-by-m-doherty-f-pegrum-tickets-348353654157?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1

09 Jul 2022  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


National Trust – Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne Mussenden Road Castlerock BT51 4RP United Kingdom,