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Harps at St Brendan’s Church of Ireland, Birr

Harps a St Brendan's Church of Ireland, Birr

Saturday 18th May

St Brendan's Church of Ireland, Birr



Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland, in partnership with The Trench Trust, are delighted to announce a second in their harp concert series at St Brendan’s Church of Ireland on Saturday 18th May 2024 at 7.30pm. Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland was established in 2017 in partnership with The Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon to support the continuing evolution of the harp and its music. This year, our concert in Birr will celebrate diversity and collaboration with performances from The Mulcahy Family and pedal harp and clarinet duo Dathanna.


Mick, Louise and Michelle Mulcahy of Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick play a dazzling array of instruments between them but it's the sweetness and tunefulness of their ensemble playing that is most striking. Their latest family album ‘The Reel Note’ has received worldwide acclaim, an album full of soulful traditional music and was awarded Trad Connect Album of the Year in 2017. 


Harp and Clarinet duo Dathanna, featuring Fiona Gryson and Berginald Rash is forged in friendship, mutual respect and joyful musical collaborations that highlight the timbral beauty, emotive expressiveness, and unique pairing of the harp and clarinet. Both Fiona and Berginald are celebrated concert artists nationally and internationally with a wide repertoire and long history of musical success and will perform a selection of repertoire from their debut album release, Dathanna: Hues and Shades, featuring an array of popular classics.


Lauren Ní Néill, CEO of Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland said “We are delighted to collaborate with The Trench Trust for the second consecutive year on a partnership which continues to strengthen, support and promote Irish harping in Birr. Building upon the success of last year’s concert, we look forward to welcoming audiences to St Brendan’s Church of Ireland to experience the magic of family music-making with Michelle, Mick and Louise Mulcahy, alongside the unique pairing of pedal harp and clarinet.”

Tickets for Harps at St. Brendan’s Church of Ireland, Birr, on Saturday 18th May at 7.30pm are available here.


18 May 2024  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


St Brendan’s Church of Ireland, Birr