Cairde na Cruite

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Harp Festival Evening Concerts, Daytime Concerts and Afternoon Workshops

Our public concerts are major annual showcases for Irish harping and feature world renowned harpers from Ireland and further afield.

Our harp festival also features a series of daily workshops at An Grianán where festival mentors and workshop specialists share their knowledge with participants in a relaxed and informal setting.

As part of our outreach programme we will once again be working with Louth Music Generation harp students and visiting local schools for ’hands on harps’ sessions in the lead-up to the festival.  The 2018 programme includes our Rising Stars harp lunchtime series at the Tholsel in Drogheda - Louth's heritage town - on Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th July. Concerts are free to the public and begin 1pm.

View Concerts Programme 2017

View Festival Schedule 2017

 


Cruit Éireann
Harp Ireland

Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland, is a collective of harp players working together to promote our national instrument, gain recognition for its unique status and secure its sustainability.

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Festival 2017

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Cairde na Cruite Festival 2017

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