The Achill International Harp Festival returns for its 4th year this October Bank Holiday weekend. The festival not only celebrates the harp as our national instrument, our national emblem, but
The Achill International Harp Festival returns for its 4th year this October Bank Holiday weekend. The festival not only celebrates the harp as our national instrument, our national emblem, but also showcases the instrument in its international context, with Harpers from South America and other parts of Europe.
The Achill International Harp Festival will feature nightly concerts giving audiences an opportunity to hear some of the finest international exponents of the harp and other traditional instruments. There will also be Talks and a Guided Walk.
For the night owls, there will be the Live Festival Club on Friday and Saturday night. On Sunday night after the concert there will be a late night Céilí.
The Achill International Harp Festival will have a series of Instrument, Singing and Dance Workshops will run on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Harp Workshops will cover Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. You will also have the opportunity to attend a Sean-nós dancing workshop as well as a Two hand & Céilí workshop. Other workshops will cover Mixed Instruments, Singing, Composition, Piping and Percussion, as well as a Professional Development Masterclass. So something for everyone!
The Harp Making Workshop will commence on Friday at 12.30pm with master craftsmen Graham Wright and Kevin Harrington and will run each day over the weekend in Coláiste Pobail Acla. Attendees of this workshop will be able to go away with their very own harp!
Between Midday and 4pm on Sunday there will be a Harp Makers Exhibition.
For full details of the programme for this years Festival and to book tickets for the various events, please visit AchillHarpFestival.ie. You can also follow the Achill International Harp Festival on Facebook or on Twitter for the latest details.
If you have any queries then please send an email to [email protected] or call +353 89 456 6223.
25 (Friday) 12:30 pm - 28 (Monday) 11:59 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time
Dooagh, Achill, Mayo, Ireland