International Festival for Irish Harp 2021 | An Chúirt Chruitireachta 2021

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An Chúirt Chruitireachta | International Festival for Irish Harp 2021, Sunday 27 June to Friday 2 July.

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A Festival of Irish Harping that includes Morning Workshops, Lunchtime Concerts with the Rising Stars of Irish Harping, Afternoon Events, Evening Concerts, Early Irish Harp, Harp Play-alongs, Talks & Lectures, Songs and Stories, Harp Makers and much more. All online for one week from Sunday 27 June to Friday 2 July.

Festival Opening Event Sunday 27 June at 4pm. Meet the Harp Makers at 5pm.

Workshops from Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 12:30pm with the top Irish Harp tutors: Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Gráinne Hambly, Áine Ní Dhubhghaill, Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Cormac de Barra, Kim Fleming, Deirdre Granville, Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin.

The Thosel Interludes - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 1:30pm with Louth Music Generation Harp Ensemble (Monday 28 June), The Triad Trio : Fiona Gryson, Rachel Duffy and Síofra Ní Dhubhghaill (Tuesday 29 June) and Clann Uí Scolaí : Emer, Caoilfhionn & Sorcha Uí Scolaí on harp, uilleann pipes and concertina (Thursday 1 July).

Cruit agus Cabaireacht - Afternoon Events, Sunday - Friday 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Monday 2:00 - 3.15pm Re-discovering Old Irish Harp Music and Traditions with Simon Chadwick. Would the ‘Real' Carolan’s Concerto Please Stand Up? Revisiting Carolan Composition Sources with Siobhán Armstrong (in association with the Historical Harp Society of Ireland). 3.30-3.50pm Songs and their Stories with Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich. 4:30 -5:30pm Seinn Linn: Play along with Gráinne Hambly (Live on zoom)

Tuesday 2:00 - 3:15pm Two Harper Brothers with Kathleen Loughnane. 3:30-3:50pm Songs and their Stories with Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich. 4:30-5:30pm Seinn Linn: Play along with Deirdre Granville (Live on zoom)

Wednesday Lá na nÓg: Ensemble Day 2:00-2:45pm Fadó, Fadó: The Harp Journey with Gráinne Hambly. 3:00-3:30pm A Welshman from Where? with Helen Davies. 3:45 – 4:45pm Seinn Linn: Play along with Helen Davies (Live on Zoom). 5:00 - 5:45 Tionól na Féile. 5:45-6:00pm A Welsh Ground: Performance

Thursday 2:30 -3:15 60 Bliain ag Fás: The Cairde na Cruite Story with Áine Ní Dhubhghaill. 3:30-3:50 Songs and their Stories with Seosaimhin Ní Bheaglaoich. 4:30-5:30 Seinn Linn: Explore the colours of the harp with Anne-Marie O’Farrell

EVENING CONCERTS Sunday - Thursday at 8pm

Sunday, 8pm Oscail an Doras with Maria-Christina Cleary (harp) and Emily Cullen (poet).

Monday, 8pm Tradition Live with Úna Monaghan (harp and electronics), Anne Marie-O’Farrell, Cormac de Barra (harps) and Éamonn de Barra (flute).

Tuesday, 8pm Radharc Siar, The Drogheda Harp Story narrated by Dr Teresa O’Donnell with harpers Cormac de Barra, Deirdre Granville, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla, Anne-Marie O’Farrell and Gerry O’Connor (fiddle).

Wednesday, 8pm Réálta ó Thuaidh, Stars Align with Eilis Lavelle (harp), Zoe Conway (fiddle) and John McIntyre (guitar).

Thursday, 8pm Ceolchoirm na Féile with Siobhán Armstrong (early Irish harp) and Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde (singer). Máire Ní Chathasaigh (harp) and Chris Newman (guitar).

Download the full Festival Programme from the Cairde na Cruite website.

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An Chúirt Chruitireachta - International Festival of Irish Harp. Cairde na Cruite was established in 1960 and has played a central role in the revival and development of interest in the Irish harp since that time. The society has made a significant contribution to the development of a vibrant dynamic role for the Irish harp, and its positioning within Irish traditional music in Ireland.  It  continues to position our national instrument at the forefront of developments in Irish traditional culture.

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