Cairde na Cruite, since its establishment in 1960, has played a central role in the revival and development of interest in the Irish harp.
While its original objectives espoused the provision of expert tuition and the publication of music for the Irish harp, its mission has evolved considerably over the last 50 years and the society has made a significant contribution to the development of a vibrant dynamic role for the Irish harp, and its positioning within Irish traditional music.
An Chúirt Chruitireachta, our annual Irish harp festival, takes place from Sunday 30th June 2013 until Friday 5th July 2013. We accept harpers of all standards from absolute beginners to advanced players.
Tá fáilte roimh chách. Más tosaitheoir thú nó más cruitire oilte thú, bí linn agus bain taitneamh as sármhúineadh agus sárcheol ó chruitirí den scoth.
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 on December 12th by the Chair of the Arts Council, An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Pat Moylan.
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.