This year Lá na Cruite │ Harp Day takes place on Saturday 15th October 2022 and we’re calling on harpers, promoters, teachers and music-lovers to join us by planning a live event or by participating in one of our online initiatives.
Our theme for Lá na Cruite | Harp Day 2022 is HARPS TOGETHER. With so much division in the world, we are shining a spotlight on music’s ability to unite us. We are placing the harp at the heart of a celebration that will bring communities of people together, embracing musical and cultural differences and showcasing the glorious diversity of Ireland today. We warmly encourage harpers, event organisers and participants to play with this theme and to make it their own.
We are also celebrating the 230th anniversary of the 1792 Belfast Harpers’ Assembly in 2022, and Lá na Cruite | Harp Day offers the perfect opportunity for harpers to acknowledge the invaluable legacy left by Edward Bunting and the Assembly on the Irish harping tradition.
Plan an event on Lá na Cruite | Harp Day 2022
If you’d like to plan an event in your area on Saturday 15th October then we’d love to hear from you. Even if your event is in the very early stages of planning, please tell us a little bit about your plans by filling in this form so we can stay in touch and help you to promote your event
HARP DAY EVENT FORM
We'll be in touch again soon to ensure we have your final and confirmed event plans before we publish them on our website in the run up to 15 October. Please note that only events submitted before 26 September will be guaranteed to be included in our press release, social media and website, so the earlier you can share details of your event the more we can help you to promote it.
Harpers’ Call: Online content for Lá na Cruite│Harp Day
Harpers from all corners of the world are invited to submit a 2-minute video recording, which will be shared on Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland’s online channels as an interactive map to celebrate Lá na Cruite│Harp Day on Saturday 15th October 2022. Harpers at all levels of experience from every corner of the world are invited to share a performance or compose and record a new tune. Videos should be sent via WeTransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 19 September 2022.
We'll be sharing lots more details on Lá na Cruite | Harp Day 2022 soon, so keep an eye here and on our social media channels in the coming weeks!