Summer Harping: Be in with a chance to attend An Chúirt Chruitireachta 2024

Summer Harping

Be in with a chance to attend An Chúirt Chruitireachta 2024

Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland, in partnership with Cairde na Cruite, is pleased to sponsor two harpers a grant of €200 each towards An Chúirt Chruitireachta, the International Festival for Irish Harp in An Grianán, Termonfechin, Co Louth between 30th June and 5th July 2024. This five-day annual harp festival provides a unique opportunity for harpers to gain expert tuition from a range of internationally renowned harpers, immerse themselves within the tradition and meet and socialise with other harpers.

“An Chúirt Chruitireachta and the work of Cairde na Cruite have been pivotal in encouraging and inspiring new generations of harpers. CÉHI is delighted to support participants who will benefit from world-class harp teaching and performances at this festival, as well as connecting with other harpers of all ages” said Lauren Ní Néill, CÉHI’s CEO.

For the past 35 years, An Chúirt Chruitireachta has been at the forefront of Irish harp activity, leading, innovating and supporting the development of harping as well as integrating it with the broader tradition. The festival has introduced young harp players to world renowned Irish harpers of the highest standards, to the early harp tradition, contemporary techniques, repertoire and the singing tradition.

“Cairde na Cruite is very grateful to CÉHI for its continued support for An Chúirt Chruitireachta. We look forward to welcoming both recipients for an inspiring week of harping” said Fiona Gryson and Rachel Duffy, Co-Directors of An Chúirt Chruitireachta. You can find out more about An Chúirt Chruitireachta at


How to apply:

We welcome applications on an all-island basis, and applicants should be over the age of 11. Selection criteria will be based on style, musicality and general approach.

To apply, please submit:

  • A letter clearly marked ‘An Chúirt Chruitireachta’ to telling us why you should be considered;
  • Two contrasting pieces (one of which must be a harpers’ tune) in .MOV or .MP4 format.

The deadline for applications is 5.30pm, Friday 3rd May 2024.

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.

Grant recipients will be announced on Friday 31st May 2024.