Workshops

LIVE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP to the National Museum of Ireland collection of historic Irish harps

Simon Chadwick & Karen Loomis

60 mins

Level: All

Thursday July 29th

17:15 - 18:15 GMT

This event will be available to ticket holders to join at the given date and time

  • Times shown are Irish summer time (GMT+1)
  • Zoom login details will be provided 10 mins prior to the event

Event Overview

Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the world’s most significant collection of surviving historical Irish harps. Led by two pre-eminent experts, Dr. Karen Loomis and Simon Chadwick, you will enjoy a rare viewing, and be able to interact, and ask questions live, as we explore several important harps from centuries past, including the museum’s Carolan harp, the enigmatic fragments of the Cloyne harp, the magnificent Fitzgerald-Kildare harp, the recently researched Hollybrook harp, the iconic Sirr harp, and more. These harps are never on display to the public, so this is a unique chance to see the actual instruments on which Ireland’s historic harp music was played, from the comfort of your own home, wherever in the world you may be!

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