Cairde na Cruite

Friends of the Harp

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Festival Concert Series

Our public concerts are major annual showcases for Irish harping and feature world renowned harpers from Ireland and further afield.

Our harp festival also features a series of daily workshops at An Grianán where festival mentors and workshop specialists share their knowledge with participants in a relaxed and informal setting.

As part of our outreach programme we will once again be working with Louth Music Generation harp students and visiting local schools for ’hands on harps’ sessions in the lead-up to the festival. The 2019 programme included our Rising Stars harp lunchtime series at the Tholsel in Drogheda - Louth's heritage town - on the Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of the festival. Concerts are free to the public and begin 1pm.

View Concerts Programme 2019

 

 


Harp Festival 2020

Harp Festival online 2020


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Help support our festival, our regular concerts and our other activities to revive and promote the Irish Harp. We welcome donations and new members. Click here to become a friend of Cairde ne Cruite. We guarantee that we will acknowledge your donations and membership fees.


ONLINE SHOP

Visit our online shop and choose from our wide range of harp music

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HARPS

Cairde na Cruite hires out harps to beginner harpers.

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NEWSLETTER

Cairde na Cruite publishes an annual online harp newsletter

An Cruitire/The Harper

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Latest Stories

Student Concerts 2020

Join us at any of our students concerts below. Always a wonderful afternoon of harping in a beautiful setting. All requests to play should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Aine Ni Dhubhghaill at 087 2629136.

Sunday 26/4/20, 3pm Pearse Museum, St. Enda's Park Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
This concert has been postponed due to COVID-19

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Festival 2019

2019 saw another great year of harping at An Chúirt Chruitireachta. We celebrated with harpers and musicians from all corners of the world.
View images from the 2019 festival below with thanks to Kieran Cummins.

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Cairde na Cruite featured on national tv

Watch Cairde na Cruite harpers on the National Lottery Winning Streak programme, Saturday 19 October 2019. Read more ...
 
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