'Learning in the old tradition': an investigation into how the learning process worked in the inherited harp tradition
Saturday July 8th
12:00 - 13:00 GMT +1
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An investigation into how the learning process worked in the inherited Irish harp tradition. How did the harpers in the inherited tradition learn to play the harp, and how did they teach it to the next generation? This talk will explore the experiences of teachers and pupils, looking for information such as the age at which pupils learned, how intensive the process was, where the lessons happened, how pupils found teachers, how teachers found pupils, where they obtained harps, who covered the costs, etc.