Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland is delighted to announce the recipients for Scholarships for young harpers, experienced harpers and harper composers living on the island of Ireland. These included two scholarships for young harpers to Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, two half-scholarships to An Chúirt Chruitireachta, The International Festival for Irish Harp 2023 and a 2-week residency for harpers and harper-composers at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig.

Two Scholarships for Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2023

Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland, in partnership with Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, is pleased to announce the recipients of two scholarships to attend the Willie Clancy Summer School: Congratulations to Bláithín Ní Shúilleabháin, from South Armagh, and Leah Elwood, from Galway who immersed themselves in a wonderful learning experience amongst the finest harp teachers, traditional musicians, recitals and concerts at the Willie Clancy Summer School from the 1st to 9th July 2023.


Two Half Scholarships for An Chúirt Chruitireachta, The International Festival for Irish Harp 2023

CÉHI, in partnership with Cairde na Cruite, is delighted to award three scholarships to Lucy Brennan from Co. Waterford, Elena Nolan from Co. Laois and Gráinne Ní Bhradáin from Co. Tyrone to attend An Chúirt Chruitireachta between June 25 – 30 2023.

As CÉHI continue to ensure that harp tuition is available and accessible, these scholarships will help Lucy, Elena and Gráinne to deepen their practice and passion for the harp under the guidance of Gráinne Hambly, Áine Ní Dhubhghaill, Triona Marshall and many others.

Harpers’ Residency at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre 2023

CÉHI, in partnership with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, is delighted to award Aisling Urwin & Niamh O’Brien a two-week harpers’ residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

This harper-composer duo plan to work on five to seven instrumental and vocal pieces at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre which will be recorded as an EP at a later date. Aisling and Niamh’s contemporary perspective of traditional harping has created a unique, exciting space for harp development, and we very much look forward to hearing how they get on.

Special thanks to all the applicants who brought a diverse range of interesting projects to us for consideration. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in 2024. More information about the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at