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

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Spring Concert 2019

Sunday 10th March 2019, 3pm

Venue: The Pearse Museum, St. Enda's Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin.

Our 2019 Spring Harp Concert marked a centenary celebration of uilleann piper Séamus Ennis, and included music on harp and uilleann pipes from the Ní Scolaí sisters and from the Bray CCÉ Harp Ensemble. 


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National Lottery Good Causes Award

National Lottery Regional WinnerWe are delighted with the news that Cairde na Cruite have been announced as a regional winner of the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2018.

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Lá na Cruite

Cairde na Cruite presented a free Concert in the Pearse Museum, to mark Lá na Cruite on 20th October 2018.

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