An Chúirt Chruitireachta 2019 – 34th International Festival for Irish Harp
Established in 1985, the Irish harp festival An Chúirt Chruitireachta takes place from Sunday 30 June to Friday 5 July in Termonfechin, Co. Louth.
The festival welcomes harpers of every standard from all over the world. Workshops, sessions and concerts provide an opportunity to meet and perform with other harpers, gain a better understanding of Irish music, song and dance as well as gaining further insights into the harp and its music.
How It Works
Meet world-class festival mentors who work collaboratively and share their knowledge in a relaxed ’no stress’ environment to make sure you get the most from the festival programme which includes elements like:
• Irish harping techniques and arranging for harp
• Traditional ornamentation
• Session and group playing
• Wire strung harp styles
• Music of the 16th and 17th century harpers
Festival Mentors 2019
Cormac de Barra
Máire Ní Chathasaigh
Áine Ní Dhubhghaill
Festival Sean-nós singer in residence
Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich
What They Said
“Definitely harp therapy at its best! A week I won’t forget – the music will be ringing in my ears for a long time”.
“So much harp music and such beautiful sounds”.
“Truly terrific – better than I expected. I’m quite sad to be leaving. Invaluable and life-altering!”
“It just kept getting better and better. Thank you so much”.
Explore the potential of the Irish harp in a wide range of workshops covering all facets of harping and Irish traditional music.
Listen to our Rising Stars with emerging young harpers at Drogheda’s 18th century Tholsel lunchtime sessions.
Join our world class harpers and other traditional musicians for the best of Irish harping at our nightly concerts – memorable harp showcases.
Hear about the latest developments in harp-mak- ing. Meet master harp makers from Ireland and further afield.
Hands On Harps
￼Try your hand — sit behind a harp and pluck the strings at our Harp Open Day.
Published on 14 June 2019