Cairde na Cruite

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    Providing access to world-class harp tuition

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Cairde na Cruite Festival 2018We had a great summer and a great festival in 2018!

We had a fantastic time and have loads of images from the many events at the 2018 festival, with thanks to Kieran Cummins Photography for the photos.

Each year Cairde na Cruite organise a festival to showcase the Irish Harp and to celebrate Irish Harp music.


Festival 2018 images

Gerry Cullen & Drogheda Singers
Gerry Cullen & Drogheda Singers
Gerry Cullen & Drogheda Singers 2
Gerry Cullen & Drogheda Singers
Helen Davies and Poul Hoxbro
Helen Davies and Poul Hoxbro
Helen Davies and Poul Hoxbro 2
Helen Davies and Poul Hoxbro 2


Harp Ensembles in Concert:


Martin Tourish, Triona Marshall, Cormac de Barra & Festival Tutors:


Gala Concert:


Student Concert 2018:

Student Concert
Student Concert 2018


Ensemble Workshop with Martin Tourish & Triona Marshall:


Informal Evening Sessions in the Bar



Brochure 2018

Events & Workshops 2018

Concerts Programme 2018

Rising Harp Stars at the Tholsel 2018

Schedule 2018

Latest Stories

Cairde Na Cruite Featured on National TV

Prime National TV slot, RTÉ 1 features Cairde na Cruite.
This clip was aired on the Winning Streak programme on Saturday 19 October 2019. Read more ...

Winter Concert 2019

Our Winter Concert 2019 takes place on 19th October.

Cairde na Cruite celebrates National Harp Day with special guest, award winning harper Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín from Mayo joined by young rising stars of the harp in Ireland.

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Irish Harp Center Stage in Paris

Irish Embassy in Paris puts Irish Harp centre stage.

An evening of celebration of Irish harping at the Irish Embassy in Paris was very kindly hosted by the Irish ambassador to France, HE Patricia O’ Brien, on 16 October 2019.

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