National Harp Day 2018

The second National Harp Day is almost upon us! This Saturday, October 20th, Ireland will resound with the sonorous beauty of the harp, and Galway will strike a resounding chord in that harmony! We have a harp-maker’s exhibition, illustrated lecture, student concert, and professionals’ concert planned for our gorgeous little city. And… all events are freeeeee! Here’s what’s going on in ‘The City of the Tribes’…

Galway City Museum Foyer – 10am – Harp-makers’ exhibition by Callan Harps and Eriu Harps

Galway City Museum Education Room – 10:30am – Illustrated Lecture on early Irish harp by Dr. Paul Dooley (wirestrung rockstar)

Galway City Museum Foyer – 12pm – Harp Students’ concert

St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church – 3pm – 5pm – Harp concert with Kathleen Loughnane, Floriane Blancke, Áine Sheridan, Natalie Surina & Maura Uí Chróinín, Aoife Blake & Séamus Ó Fatharta.

I’ll be co-presenting the students’ concert, playing at a house as part of “Architecture at The Edge” festival at 2pm, and playing in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church (which I think is a contender for ‘most gorgeous acoustic in the world’). It would be LOVELY to see you at any, or all, of these events!

If you’re attending and want to help us raise the profile of Irish harping, please give us a shout out on the socials using the following hashtags:

#NationalHarpDay #HarpDay #HarpIreland #LoveHarp #Discover Harp

Feicfidh mé ann sibh! / seeya there!