Hear some of Ireland's foremost solo harpists, singers, pipers and fiddlers in festival concerts.
A Celebration of Carolan’s 350th Birthday
Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin, voice and harp; Pádraic Keane, uilleann pipes.
Master Soloists of Irish Music
Siobhán Armstrong, early Irish harp; Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, voice; Breda Keville, fiddle.
Carolan’s Travels: Gaelic Heritage & Baroque Influences
Andrew Lawrence-King, 18th-century Irish harp, 15th-century Scots harp, 17th-century Italian triple harp. Music by Carolan, Purcell and Vivaldi
Listen to festival talks given by experts in the field – from introductory presentations to the latest cutting-edge research.
Queen of Music: the early Irish harp
Dr Karen Loomis
A general introduction to old Irish and Scottish harp traditions
Can we recreate the music of the old Irish harpers?
Understanding old Irish harp fingering
Historical Irish-harp melodic accompaniment: What did the lower hand play?