An Chúirt Chruitireachta - International Festival for Irish Harp 2021

27jun(jun 27)9:00 am02jul(jul 2)11:59 pmAn Chúirt Chruitireachta - International Festival for Irish Harp 2021TypeFestivals,Traditional MusicCountyLouth,Online

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The An Chúirt Chruitireachta – International Festival for Irish Harp was established in 1985. It ranks among the top international harp festivals and summer schools for Irish Harp. Seize this opportunity to become immersed in all aspects of traditional music for Irish Harp. You will have the chance to develop skills and repertoire from ancient harpers’ tunes to songs and slow airs to jigs and reels.

For the second year running the festival is online and will be live on Zoom from Sunday 27th June to Friday 2nd July. A full programme of exceptional tutors and talented artists have been put together to deliver an outstanding week of harp music for you.

This Festival guarantees a life-changing harp experience; with its workshops, sessions and concerts providing an opportunity to meet and perform with other harpers, gain a better understanding of Irish music, song and dance as well as gaining further insights into the harp and its music.

Workshops 2021: Explore the potential of the Irish harp in a wide range of workshops covering all facets of harping and Irish traditional music. Each morning you can listen to expert harpers at the workshops. Festival mentors and workshop specialists will give participants an opportunity to experience world-class performers in a relaxed interactive setting.

Harpers of all ages, standards and styles from absolute beginners to advanced players are accepted. Participants are graded and assigned to mentors who can offer them the best opportunity for improvement. The tutoring sessions are conducted on a modular basis so that participants can benefit from a collaborative multidisciplinary teaching approach.

The Tutors this year are Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Gráinne Hambley, Áine Ní Dhubhghaill, Anne-Marie O’Farrell, Cormac de Barra, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, Deirdre Granville, Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla, Kim Fleming.

A full range of harping techniques are covered including:

  • Irish harping techniques
  • Traditional ornamentation
  • Session and group playing
  • Wire strung harp styles
  • Music of the 16th and 17th century Harpers
  • Singing in Irish and English

Lunchtime Concerts: Listen to our Rising Stars with emerging young harpers at the Tholsel lunchtime interludes.

Afternoon Events: Cruit agus Cabaireacht Each afternoon from 3pm to 5:30pm Monday to Friday you can join for workshops, music, talks, songs and stories and try your hand at our daily play-along

Evening Concerts: A highlight of An Chúirt Chruitireachta are the popular evening public concert series. Featuring world-renowned harpers from Ireland and further afield, this series is a major annual showcase celebrating Irish harping. Join our world class harpers and other traditional musicians for the best of Irish harping at these nightly concerts.

For enquiries please call either +353 (0)87 2800 390 or +353 (0)1 676 8998 or email [email protected].

You may buy Tickets and register on from 8th May 2021. Details of the various options are as follows:-

  • Full Festival Package: €200
  • Morning Workshops only: €120
  • Afternoon Events only: €100
  • Evening Concerts only: €45 for all 5 concerts or book individual concerts for €10 each.

For more information including full details concerning An Chúirt Chruitireachta please visit the website at You can also follow An Chúirt Chruitireachta on Facebook or Twitter for the latest information


27/06/2021 9:00 am - 02/07/2021 11:59 pm(GMT+01:00)

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