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Festival Taster

25 — 29 July 2021

Access 2 concerts and 1 talk – Queen of Music: The early Irish Harp – for the duration of the festival ONLY.

€20.00

All-Access

25 July — 29 Dec. 2021

5-day festival pass + 5 months access to concerts, talks and recordings of all 34 live events. Available 11th July to end 2021. Bookings after 24th July may not have player-session access.

€490.00

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Tickets & Festival Access

Scoil na gCláirseach 2021 takes place exclusively ONLINE, on this website. Choose your level of festival access:

Festival Taster

Access two concerts and one talk for the duration of the festival: 25th–29th July. Cost: €20.

A Celebration of Carolan’s 350th Birthday
Master Soloists of Irish Music
Queen of Music: the early Irish harp

All-Access (Early-Bird)

5-day festival pass + all downloadable player-session materials (materials available in early July) + 5 further months access to all concerts, talks and recordings of 34 live events (live event recordings available in early August). Does not include optional, one-to-one, virtual coaching sessions. Book by 10th July. Cost: €390

All-Access

5-day festival pass + all downloadable player-session materials (materials available in early July) + 5 further months access to all concerts, talks and recordings of all 34 live events (live event recordings available in early August). Does not include optional, one-to-one, virtual coaching sessions. Book 11th July – end 2021. N.B. Bookings after 24th July have no live event access. Cost: €490

All-Access Format

Choose from 34 LIVE hands-on players’ sessions, workshops, and social tea-breaks, accessible through Zoom (more info. underneath). Play and pause recordings of ALL live events – at your leisure – for 5 lovely months AFTER the festival, allowing you to listen, study, learn, and revise at your own pace. Five talks and two concerts are available to view 24/7 for the same time period.

Four LIVE player sessions run simultaneously each day, with a maximum of 12 participants in each, for your comfort. Choose in advance by clicking on the ‘RESERVE A PLACE’ button on that session’s page – if it is still available. Reservations are offered on a first-come / first-served basis so do reserve the sessions of your choice as quickly as possible, to avoid any disappointment. Of course, since each session will be recorded, you can later catch up on all player sessions so you won’t miss out!

Two LIVE workshops take place simultaneously most days. Places at these are unlimited, and they will be recorded so you can catch up on all workshops later.

Booking Your Ticket

Choose which available ticket suits you best. For 5-day passes, placing your order will initiate the setting up of your personal festival account in which you can reserve your place at live events, and access all concerts, talks, and later, event recordings. N.B. If you are under 18, please contact us before you purchase a ticket, as your parent or guardian will need to fill out one additional form in advance.

Other Ways to Book

If you don’t have a credit card, contact us for details on how else we may be able to facilitate your ticket purchase.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your ticket purchase
– before 1st June for a full refund (less a €20 processing fee);
– before 1st July for a full fee credit for our 2022 festival (likely to be an ‘in-person’ festival in Ireland);
– after 1st July for a 50% fee credit for our 2022 festival.

Festival Recordings

Festival live events will be recorded, and made available to 'All Access' ticket holders until December 29, 2021. If you do not wish to be seen or heard, you will need to turn off your video and mute your microphone at festival events. N.B. Your purchase of a ticket confirms your agreement to this.

One-To-One Coaching Option

You can avail of one-to-one virtual coaching as a festival option. 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, virtual tuition but are not sure who might suit you best. Click on Virtual Coaching in the navigation bar for more information. Contact tutors directly to sort out the logistics. N.B. The cost of these sessions are not covered by your festival pass; coaching fees are payable in advance to the tutor.

Festival Event Times

Live event times are Irish summer time i.e. GMT+1 = American EDT+5 = European CET-1. For example: 2.00 p.m. Irish time is 9.00 a.m. that morning on the US east coast, and 15.00 that afternoon in continental Europe.

Necessary Hardware and Software

To participate in our online 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 for downloadable player-session PDF materials
– to access the Zoom platform for our live events. (Further information to help you get set up for participating in the festival events will be sent after you have registered.)

Terms & Conditons

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. Please also consider copying your email to siobhan.armstrong@irishhharp.org and / or karen.loomis@irishharp.org We want to make absolutely sure that we receive your mail!

Terms of Service

All ticket purchasers agree that access to, and use of, this festival website is subject to their acceptance of the following terms and conditions:

  • If you are purchasing one of our 'All Access' tickets, you agree that you are aged 18+ years or that a parent or guardian is purchasing a ticket for you, having previously informed us of your under-age status, and having completed any relevant, additional registration documents we may require.
  • Cancel your ticket purchase
    before 1st June for a full refund (less a €20 processing fee);
    before 1st July for a full fee credit for our 2022 festival (likely to be an ‘in-person’ festival in Ireland);
    after 1st July for a 50% credit fee credit for our 2022 festival.
  • The festival reserves the right to alter or change the event programme, content or artists as may be necessary.
  • The festival reserves the right to refuse admission to online zoom sessions to ensure the safety of participants.
  • The festival reserves the right to remove from online zoom sessions persons who do not abide by the festival Code of Conduct (see below).
  • The festival will endeavour to plan and mitigate against technical failures during the festival, of kinds that may reduce access to festival participants in live, or other events. However, we will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of any festival event, or recording, is unavailable at any time. 

Code of Conduct

During live programming, there will be opportunities for festival-goers and presenters to interact. To do so in a safe, and enjoyable, manner for everyone, it is important that all parties abide by the following terms:

  • While we do not expect instances of harassment or discrimination (including but not limited to gender, marital status, family status, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or membership of the Traveller community), any contributions that may be considered threatening, derogatory, disruptive or abusive will be ended immediately, and the person responsible may be removed from the Zoom session.
  • Please make sure you are in a space that is appropriate for others to see. We also ask that all participants dress as if they are in an in-person setting.
  • Sounds and voices can be captured by your device’s microphone, and heard by others. N.B. Please mute your microphone unless asked by the presenter or event moderator to unmute.
  • Participants may hear and see anything within your audio range and camera-viewing area. Please make all household members aware of this, and consider how you will control any pets.
  • The still, audio or video recording of any live or pre-recorded festival material is forbidden.

Media Release

Live events will be recorded and made available to 5-day festival pass holders, on this website, until 29th Dec. 2021. By buying a 5-day festival pass, you consent to permit festival artists, staff and volunteers to photograph or record your likeness, voice and/or activities for this purpose, as well as for archiving, and for future Scoil marketing. You will not receive any monetary compensation now or in the future for allowing such use, and you release and hold harmless Scoil na gCláirseach–Festival of Early Irish Harp, The Historical Harp Society of Ireland, their officers, directors, staff, volunteers, and artists from any and all claims arising from such use. If you do not agree to the media release, you agree to keep your microphone muted and your video off when recording is in progress.

By purchasing a 5-day festival pass, you verify that you have read, understood, and agree to all of the above terms and conditions.