Cairde na Cruite

Friends of the Harp

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Féile Patrick Byrne - Féile Patrick Byrne, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh - Scoil Cheoil an Earraigh, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Co. Kerry

Blossom Harp Festival - Blossom Harp Festival, Tuamgraney, Co Clare

Féile Chois Cuain - Féile Chois Chuain, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo

Blas - Blas – International Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Song, University of Limerick

An Chúirt Chruitireachta - Annual International Harp Festival, Termonfechin, Co. Louth

Traidphicnic - Traidphicnic, An Spidéal, Co. Galway (instrumental tuition varies yearly)

Willie Clancy Festival - Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare

South Sligo Summer School - South Sligo Summer School, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo

Joe Mooney Summer School - Joe Mooney Summer School, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim

Meitheal - Meitheal – Residential Traditional Music Summer School, Limerick City

O'Carolan Harp Festival Keadue - O’Carolan Harp Festival, Keadue, Co. Roscommon

Scoil Éigse - Scoil Éigse (different locations; precedes Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann)

Scoil Acla - Scoil Acla, Achill, Co. Mayo

Scoil na gCláirseach - Scoil na gCláirseach, Kilkenny City (early Irish harp)

Bandon Walled Town Festival - Harp Weekend at Bandon Walled Town Festival

Tulla Trad Festival - Tulla Trad Festival / Féile Chnoc na Gaoithe, Tulla, Co. Clare

O'Carolan Harp Festival Nobber - O’Carolan Harp Festival, Cultural & Heritage Festival, Nobber, Co. Meath

Achill Harp Festival - Achill International Harp Festival, Achill Island

William Kennedy Piping Festival - William Kennedy Piping Festival, Co. Armagh

Edward Bunting Festival - Edward Bunting Festival, Armagh Town, Co. Armagh


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IRISH HARP MAKERS - Brian Callan - Davy Patton - Jan Muyllaert - Mervyn Waugh - Natalie Surina - Pat Cawley & Indra Karklas - Paul Dooley - Paul Doyle - Ruairí McCann - Tim O'Carroll - Tomás MacUileagóid



Harp Essentials - Resellers of Salvi harps in Ireland, and one-stop-shop for all your harping needs.



The American Harp Society - The largest organisation in North America focused on the harp, primarily the pedal harp.

The Clarsach Society - Promoting clarsach education and playing since 1931 (Edinburgh).

New Zealand Harp Society - Promoting the harp and harp playing in New Zealand since 1986.

Historical Harp Society of Ireland (HHSI) - Promoting Ireland's forgotten national instrument: the early Irish harp.

World Harp Congress - The World Harp Congress, Inc. is a private non-profit organization, founded in 1981. WHC goals.

Harp Spectrum - Gathers and shares information on all kinds of harps and harp music.


Harp Publications

An Cruitire - Annual harp newsletter An Cruitire (Irish for 'The Harper') from Cairde na Cruite, promoting harp news from Ireland.

American Harp Journal - Quarterly publication of the American Harp Society. Columns, articles, good information.

Harp Column - Magazine for professional harpists.

Harp Therapy Journal - Published quarterly covering topics related to therapy using the harp.

Folk Harp Journal - A quarterly publication of the International Society of Folk Harps and Craftsmen.

World Harp Congress Review - Official biannual publication of the World Harp Congress, Inc.


Irish HarperS

Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra

Maire Ní Chathasaigh

Helen Davies

Seána Davy

Dearbhail Finnegan

Grainne Hambly

Anne-Marie O'Farrell

Michael Rooney and June McCormack

Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman

Caitríona Rowsome

Harp Festival 2021

Harp Festival online 2021


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.


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

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Cairde na Cruite hires out harps to beginner harpers.

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Cairde na Cruite publishes an annual online harp newsletter

An Cruitire/The Harper

Read An Cruitire 2020

Cruit Éireann

Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland,
is a collective of harp players working together to promote our national instrument, gain recognition for its unique status and secure its sustainability.

Cruit Éireann Website


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