Historical Harp Society of Ireland

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Beginners' Workshop at Galway Early Music Festival

On the afternoon of Saturday, 20th May, Galway Early Music Festival and the HHSI co-hosted a Beginners’ Taster Workshop at Galway Arts Centre. The take-up for the workshop was excellent with nine active participants, mainly adults, and several auditors. It was an international group with players from six different countries including Russia and the USA though, happily, many of them are based here in Ireland.

The HHSI provided six harps and participants themselves brought three more – thank you Sylvia, Eibhlín and Paul!

The result of this event has been to plan more regular teaching in Galway for those interested, with the first lessons planned for Saturday, 17th June. For more info contact info@irishharp.org

A very warm ‘thank you’ to Maura Uí Chróinín of Galway Early Music for initiating and hosting such a successful event. For more information on this annual festival, held each May, please visit http://www.galwayearlymusic.com

Siobhán Armstrong