Rogha na gCruitirí: Harper’s Choice
Commemorating 50 years of Cairde na Cruite, Rogha na gCruitirí, Harpers’ Choice, 100 Traditional Tunes for the Irish harp edited by Áine Ní Dhubhghaill, Anne-Marie O’Farrell and Aibhlín McCrann was launched by Chair of the Arts Council Pat Moylan on Sunday 12th December.
A seminal collection of Irish harp music, Rogha na gCruitirí, Harpers’ Choice gives a unique insight into 21st century Irish harping and reflects the diverse character of Irish harp-playing today. It features newly-composed pieces and arrangements of traditional tunes, music drawn from the great 16th and 17th collections of harpers’ music, dance music and song airs arranged by leading Irish harpers. Rogha na gCruitirí also provides detailed notes and reference sources together with biographical details of many of Ireland’s foremost harp players.