Historical Harp Society of Ireland

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Radio programme featuring the Trinity College harp

HHSI Chair Siobhán Armstrong appeared this week on Lyric FM.

In the first of two programmes on the Musical Treasures of Trinity College, she discussed and played her replica of the medieval Irish harp which is one of the treasures preserved in Trinity College Library.

The programme was broadcast at 8.30 am on Saturday 20th June. However you can listen back on the Lyric FM website at http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/features/

Click here to listen

The harp extract is 51 minutes in.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Scoil na gCláirseach 2009 - timetable and Booking info

The timetable for Scoil na gCláirseach 2009 is now available on the website, at www.irishharpschool.com/timetable.htm

This year's timetable introduces some significant changes from previous years. As well as the usual class tuition, there will be workshops and also a new series of masterclass sessions, which provides summer school participants the opportunity to have individual 'hands-on' time with one of the three tutors.

Tuition staff for 2009 are Ann Heymann, Andrew Lawrence-King and Siobhán Armstrong, with lectures from Breandán Ó Madagáin, Seán Donnelly, Keith Sanger and Simon Chadwick.

The popular public tutor concert will be held in the Parade Tower of Kilkenny Castle, on Wednesday 19th August, and the all-day harpmakers exhibition will be on Sunday 16th August.

For more information please visit the Scoil na gCláirseach web page at www.irishharpschool.com

Places are still available. Application forms (available online) and deposits are due by 15th June 2009.