The Historical Harp Society of Ireland

26 Jul - 1 Aug 2024

Tickets

Early-Bird All-Access

Fri 26th – Wed 31st July

Early-Bird All-Access Ticket

Access all Scoil na gCláirseach events in-person or online (when streaming is available), including this year's concerts. Then enjoy access to recordings of all sessions and concerts until 29 December, 2024.

Save €100 off the full price of an All-Access ticket. Early-bird offer available until 21 June, 2024

€390.00

Masters of Irish Music

Sun 28th July, 2024 | 8 pm

Concert Ticket

Access in person at Kilkenny Castle,
and/or a post-event recording, available until 29 December, 2024.

Your emailed receipt is your in-person ticket.

€18.00

Give Me Your Hand: Music for a 1600s Gaelic Castle

Tue 30th July, 2024 | 8 pm

Concert Ticket

Access in person at Kilkenny Castle,
and/or a post-event recording, available until 29 December, 2024.

Your emailed receipt is your in-person ticket.

€18.00

All-Access | Student / Unwaged

Fri 26th – Wed 31st July

Available to students / unwaged ONLY

Access all Scoil na gCláirseach events in-person or online (when streaming is available), including this year's concerts. Then enjoy access to recordings of all sessions and concerts until 29 December, 2024.

€195.00

Masters of Irish Music | Student / Unwaged

Sun 28th July | 8 pm

Available to students / unwaged ONLY

Access in person at Kilkenny Castle,
and/or a post-event recording, available until 29 December, 2024.

Your emailed receipt is your in-person ticket.

€12.00

Give Me Your Hand: Music for a 1600s Gaelic Castle | Student / Unwaged

Tue 30th July | 8 pm

Available to students / unwaged ONLY

Access in person at Kilkenny Castle,
and/or a post-event recording, available until 29 December, 2024.

Your emailed receipt is your in-person ticket.

€12.00

BOTH Festival Concerts

Sun 28th & Tue 30th July | 8 pm

Enjoy BOTH festival concerts for only €28

Masters of Irish Music AND Give Me Your Hand: Music for a 1600s Gaelic Castle

Access in person at Kilkenny Castle, and/or a post-event recording, available until 29 December. Your emailed receipt is your in-person ticket.

€28.00

Somerset Folk Harp Festival Single Day

Sat 20th July

SPECIAL OFFER — ONLY available to Scoil na gCláirseach All-Access ticketholders

Join SFHF online for one day of their their four-day festival. Twenty-five workshops, lunchtime concert and evening concert, PLUS access the 20th July event recordings until October 31, 2024.

€100.00

Discount All-Access for Somerset Ticket Holders

Fri 26th – Wed 31st July

SPECIAL OFFER — ONLY available to Somerset Folk Harp Festival ticket holders

Save 10% off the price of an Early-Bird All-Access ticket. Access all Scoil na gCláirseach events in-person or online (when streaming is available), including this year's concerts. Then enjoy access to recordings of all sessions and concerts until 29 December, 2024.

Offer available until 21 June, 2024

€351.00

Tickets & Festival Access

Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp 2024 takes place

IN PERSON
Coláiste Pobail Osraí, 6–7 Ormonde Rd, Kilkenny, R95 D8N8 The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, R95 YRK1

LIVE ONLINE
on this website

Concert tickets

Concert tickets are available on this website, and also at the ticket desk before each concert begins. Tickets bought on this website give in-person access to the concerts at The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle. The same tickets also give online access to a video of the concert after it has taken place, until 29 December 2024. N.B. Concerts will not be live-streamed.

  • €18 - Adult
  • €12 - Student / Unwaged
  • €36 - Family tickets (two adults + children free entry) available at the venue

All-Access tickets

Take part in all live festival events, 26-31 July 2024, either online or in person. Then enjoy five additional months’ access to recordings of all sessions and concerts. Download copious amounts of sheet music and handouts — available in advance — for each session.

  • €195 - Student / Unwaged
  • €390 - Early-bird Offer (until 21 June)
  • €490 - Adult (after 21 June) N.B. No live-event access for bookings after 26 July.

If you are not in a position to buy an All-Access ticket online, please contact us for details on other ways we can facilitate your ticket purchase. If you are younger than 18, please also contact us before you purchase a ticket, as your parent or guardian will need to fill out an additional form in advance.

What does an All-Access ticket get me?

When you buy your ticket, you are initiating the setting up of your own personal festival account through which you can access festival events, and event recordings, online. If you are joining us in Kilkenny, your account will allow you to download the event handouts in advance, and to access the post-festival recordings until 29 December 2024.

All-Access ticket holders can participate — online or in-person — in 49 live workshops, talks, interviews, hands-on players’ sessions, and tea-breaks, taking place 26–31 July. In-person participants can book an additional, field-trip option to travel to Dublin on 1 August to see surviving historic Irish harps.

Four hands-on player sessions take place simultaneously each day, tailored to different levels of prior experience. Attend one of these, in real time. Since all events are recorded, you then have five months to catch up on all the others so there’s no danger of missing out on anything! Recordings of the two festival concerts will be available as soon as possible after they take place.

Keep attending for a further five months!

Enjoy access to recordings of all live events for FIVE months, post-festival — early August until 29 December, 2024 — allowing you to listen back, study, revise and learn at your leisure, and at your own pace. N.B. If you do not wish to be seen or heard in these, you will need to turn off your video and mute your microphone when participating. Your ticket purchase confirms your agreement to this.

Avail of one-to-one coaching

You can book additional one-to-one coaching (virtual or in Kilkenny) with festival artists. Book as few or as many sessions as you like with whichever tutor/s you choose, who have availability. This is also a perfect opportunity to have a trial coaching session if you are looking to have more regular in-person or online tuition but are not sure who might suit you best. Click on ‘One-to-One Coaching’ in the navigation bar for more information, and contact tutors directly to sort out the logistics. N.B. The cost of these sessions is not covered by your All-Access ticket; coaching fees are payable in advance to the tutor concerned.

Festival event times

We use Irish summer time: GMT+1 = American EDT+5 = European CET-1
For example: 14:00 (2:00 p.m.) Irish time is 9:00 a.m. that day on the US east coast, and is 15:00 that afternoon in continental Europe.

Necessary hardware and software

To participate virtually you will need:

  • a laptop, desktop or tablet computer. We do not recommend using a phone to participate.
  • speakers or headphones
  • a stable, broadband internet connection
  • access to a printer to make hard copies of downloadable session PDF materials

Further information to help you get set up for participating virtually in the festival will be sent after you have booked your All-Access ticket.

Cancellation policy

Cancel your All-Access ticket purchase

  • before 1 JUNE 2024 for a full refund (less a €20 processing fee)
  • before 1 JULY 2024 for a full fee credit for our 2025 festival
  • after 1 JULY 2024 for a 50% credit fee credit for our 2025 festival.

Terms & conditions

Please read our full Terms and Conditions

Need help? Have a question?

EMAIL - info@irishharp.org We will get back to you as quickly as possible. We want to make absolutely sure that we receive your mail so please also consider copying your email to siobhan.armstrong@irishharp.org and / or karen.loomis@irishharp.org

PHONE - Call us on +353 (0)86 8623430, Mon. to Sat., 10:00–19:00 Irish time.

Scoil na gCláirseach is proud to be supported by the Festival Investment Scheme of An Chomhairle Ealaíon / The Arts Council of Ireland.

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