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Scoil na gCláirseach – Festival of Early Irish Harp
Kilkenny City, Co. Kilkenny
8 July - 13 July 2023
Discover the world of the exquisite and ancient Gaelic harp in a full schedule of 50 talks, workshops, social occasions and concerts of harping, song, piping, viola da gamba, lute, and more. Onsite in Kilkenny and LIVE online, 07 – 13 July.

Immerse yourself each day with hands-on players' sessions and workshops; live Q & A with masters of Irish music traditions; presentations on history, repertory, and instruments; and hear some of the world’s finest historical and traditional musicians in festival concerts, recreating the glorious sound world of the early Irish harp.

Their aim is to share with you the ‘real deal’ of the music of the old harpers, exploring as much of their world as is now possible, using everything from 18th-century manuscripts to cutting-edge 21st-century science. Hear, play and sing the music familiar to Gaelic chieftains, and in the Great Irish Houses.

They warmly welcome players of ALL kinds of harps.

Event details

Colaiste Pobail Osrai


8 July - 13 July 2023


Start 10:00End 19:30



Contact details
6-7 Ormonde Rd, Kilkenny, R95 D8N8, Ireland
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