Summer Harping: Apply for a Harp Residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre


Once more, Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland is delighted to partner with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan in 2024 to offer a 1-week residency for harpers and harper-composers, living on the island of Ireland. Located near Newbliss in Co Monaghan, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre provides the perfect haven of seclusion and quiet to enable creativity to flourish and harp players will be able to avail of its numerous facilities ranging from a composer’s room to a custom-designed performance studio.

Newly appointed director of the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Anna Walsh, said “we’re very much looking forward to welcoming Harp Ireland’s bursary-winning artist to Annaghmakerrig and supporting them to make their stay here an enjoyable and creatively rich experience”.

One of CÉHI’s strategic priorities is to find new ways to support harpers and nurture excellence and creativity at all levels. The residency will offer the much-needed time and space for a harper, or harper-composer to focus their creative energies on a harp-related project. “We are looking forward to supporting another harper to develop their practice in this inspiring setting” said Lauren Ní Néill, CÉHI’s CEO. “The Irish harping tradition is brimming with creativity and new ideas at the moment and this opportunity will help harpers channel this creativity in a very positive direction”, she added.

This residency is open to harpers and harper-composers, both established and emerging, in the island’s Traditional Arts and/or Music sectors. The selection process will be based on a CV and letter of application which clearly outlines the rationale for ‘time spent’ at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.


How to apply:

To apply for this residency, please submit your application clearly marked The Tyrone Guthrie Centre Harp Residency to by 5.30pm on Monday 6th May 2024. You can find information about the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at

Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion or socio-economic background. We are eager that submissions reflect the diversity of harping throughout Ireland.