SUMMER HARPS at Clifden | Monday 19 September
SUMMER HARPS at Clifden
Monday 19 September 2022, 1pm
Christ Church Clifden
Clifden Arts Festival in partnership with Cruit Éireann Harp Ireland presents Summer Harps at Clifden
Experience some of Ireland’s finest harpers in concert, with Séamus Ó Flatharta, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin and Lynn Saoirse, as they perform an eclectic and entertaining mix of harp music, celebrating our national emblem.
The longest running community arts festival in Ireland, Clifden Community Arts Festival, now heading into its 45th year will take place from September 15-25 and yet again promises to have something to excite everyone in the 2022 programme.
Audiences can expect a very high quality artistic programme with a superb literary, musical and visual art content which again will have the community arts of Clifden and the surrounding hinterland as a central focus with creative writing, music, theatre and film workshops and performances taking place in the local schools for the duration of the festival.
Úna Ní Fhlannagáin is an award-winning harper-composer and singer from Galway. She is rooted in diverse musical influences such as the dance music tradition of North Clare, the sean-nós singing style of Maigh Seola, the American post-minimalists and free jazz.
Séamus Ó Flatharta is a multiinstrumentalist, singer and dancer from Áird Mhór in the heart of Connemara. Since the age of 16, he has been making waves in the fields of music, song and dance, performing in China, the USA, Canada, The United Kingdom and throughout mainland Europe.
Lynn Saoirse has been living near Clifden for most of the last 36 years. She has performed widely throughout Europe, the USA, as well as in the Caribbean, Nepal, Argentina, French Guiana and Egypt.