The Historical Harp Society of Ireland

Sat 23rd - Fri 29th July 2022

Tickets

Festival All-Access

Sat 23rd – Thu 28th July

All-Access Ticket

Access all Scoil na gCláirseach events in person or online (when streaming is available) including this year's concerts.

€490.00

Concert: Music for a King—an Irish harper at the court of Christian IV

Mon 25th July | 8pm

Concert Ticket

Access in person at Kilkenny Castle,
and/or a post-event recording, available until 29 December, 2022.

Your emailed receipt is your in-person ticket.

€18.00

Concert: 2022 Festival Gala

Wed 27th July | 8pm

Concert Ticket

Access in person at Kilkenny Castle,
and/or a post-event recording, available until 29 December, 2022.

Your emailed receipt is your in-person ticket.

€18.00

Festival All-Access Student / Unwaged

Sat 23rd – Thu 28th 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.

€195.00

Concert: Music for a King—an Irish harper at the court of Christian IV Student / Unwaged

Mon 25th July | 8pm

Available to students / unwaged ONLY

Access in person at Kilkenny Castle,
and/or a post-event recording, available until 29 December, 2022.

Your emailed receipt is your in-person ticket.

€12.00

Concert: 2022 Festival Gala Student / Unwaged

Wed 27th July | 8pm

Available to students / unwaged ONLY

Access in person at Kilkenny Castle,
and/or a post-event recording, available until 29 December, 2022.

Your emailed receipt is your in-person ticket.

€12.00

Tickets & Festival Access

Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp 2022 takes place
IN PERSON - at Coláiste Pobail Osraí, 6-7 Ormonde Rd, Kilkenny, R95 D8N8, and at The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, R95 YRK1, and also
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, from 24 hours or so after it has taken place, until 15 August, 2022. N.B. Concerts will not be live-streamed.

  • €18 - Standard
  • €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, 23–28 July 2022, either online or in person. 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 - Book by 10th July
  • €490 - Standard ticket - Book 11th July – end 2022. No live-event access for bookings after 22nd 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 session handouts in advance, and to access the post-festival recordings until the end of December 2022.

All-Access ticket holders can participate – online or in-person – in 58 live workshops, talks, interviews, hands-on players’ sessions, and social tea-breaks, taking place 23–28 July. In-person participants can book an additional, field-trip option to travel to Dublin on 29th July to see surviving historic Irish harps.

Four hands-on player sessions, and then generally two workshops, 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 glorious months, post-festival – early August until December 29, 2022 – 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 any festival artist, if you are both in Kilkenny. Book as few or as many sessions as you like with whatever 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: 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 in the festival 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
  • to access the Zoom platform for our live events. 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 1st JUNE 2022 for a full refund (less a €20 processing fee)
  • before 1st JULY 2022 for a full fee credit for our 2023 festival
  • after 1st JULY 2022 for a 50% credit fee credit for our 2023 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, Monday to Saturday, 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Irish time.

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

This project is funded by the Kilkenny Creative Ireland Programme 2022.

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