July 23rd - 29th 2022

Player Sessions

Old Irish harp playing techniques (2 of 2)

Sylvia Crawford

75 mins

Level: Beginner +

Monday July 25th

15:30 - 16:45 GMT +1

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Event Overview

A refresher course on some of the old Irish harp fingering techniques, as published by Edward Bunting in 1840. We will be revising (or learning) what I believe are the most common and useful of the old Irish harp fingering techniques, using extracts from the three First Tunes traditionally taught to harpers. We will be focusing particularly on how to play and use bualadh suas, briseadh, leagadh anuas and leath leagadh, in their various forms, using the First Tunes as a context. These two sessions will therefore be suitable for all levels, from beginners to more advanced players.

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