Cairde na Cruite

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Harp Hire

Cairde na Cruite in their aim to support harpists have a limited number of harps for hire to beginners. The following questions and answers aim to assist potential hirers in their quest to avail of a harp.

I WANT TO HIRE A HARP, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

Harp hire: Caitríona Rowsome
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Tel:         +353 (0) 1 658 6224

 

IS THERE A WAITING LIST? 

In general a short waiting list will apply, but this depends on the demand at certain times of year.

 

HOW LONG CAN I HIRE THE HARP FOR?  

A minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months. In general, we do not lend harps on a short term basis.

 

WHAT KIND OF HARP WILL I GET?

Our harps are mainly made by Irish harp makers and usually are the 34 string model. We also own a smaller harp which is suitable for beginners. A new person hiring a harp will be offered a harp as and when it becomes available.

 

WILL I OWN THE HARP AT THE END OF THE PERIOD?

No you will not own the harp as we are not agents for selling harps. Our harps have either been donated to the society or the society has bought them for the purpose of facilitating aspiring harpists.

 

IS THE HARP INSURED?

Yes the harp is insured by the society while in transit from collection point to the hirer's home (provided that they are not left in a car unattended) and also in the hirer's home.

 

HOW DO I GET THE HARP?

You may collect and return the harp to the harp hire organiser's home.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A HARP?

The cost is €50 per month with a minimum of 6 months for the first rental. This may be extended to a maximum of 12 months.

 

IS THERE A CONTRACT THAT I HAVE TO SIGN?

You will need to read and sign a Harp Hire Contract  before taking possession of the harp. You will also need to have proof of your identity and home address.

 

HOW AND WHO DO I PAY?

You will need to pay to be a member of Cairde na Cruite in order to hire a harp. The cost of this is €10.00 per annum for students and €20.00 for adults and it will be added to the harp hire fee that you have agreed with the harp hire organiser. Payment is required when you collect the harp. Cheque payments should be made payable to Cairde na Cruite.

 

 

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