The King's Harper: The Irish Harp at the 17th-century English Court
The Irish Consort
Tuesday July 11th
20:00 - 21:15 GMT +1
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In 1605, King James I of England employed the first ‘royal’ Irish harper to work at the court in London: Cormac MacDermott. This gave rise to an extraordinary ensemble in which the melting sound of his early Irish harp’s brass-wire strings was woven together with the lute, Renaissance viols, and the human voice to produce an exquisite music for the king’s pleasure.
Concerts take place live in Kilkenny. N.B. Concerts will not be live-streamed.
The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle