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Acadamh na gCláirseach–Academy of Early Irish Harp

Online harp courses, tutored by international experts


Spring Programme, 6 May – 17 June, 2023

Fundamentals of playing the early Irish harp – 2
Learn the the foundational skills and knowledge you need to explore the music and traditions of the early Irish harp at a post-beginner level.


Gaelic harp music in Scottish lute manuscripts
Unlock Renaissance lute tablature for the harpist and learn to play two lovely, seventeenth-century pieces.

Harps of the world
Expand your horizons and enrich your own music making by exploring the music, history, and playing techniques of harps from around the world.

  • six weekly 75-minute group classes taught by experts

  • class materials to help you practice and learn

  • access to recordings of all classes

  • social 'tea breaks' with each class



Scoil na gCláirseach - Festival of Early Irish Harp


7 – 13 July, 2023

ONSITE in Kilkenny, Ireland & LIVE Online

Immerse yourself each day —

  • hands-on players sessions and workshops

  • live Q & A with masters of Irish music traditions

  • presentations on history, repertory, and instruments

  • concerts with internationally acclaimed artists


Rediscover the music and traditions of Gaeldom's exquisite, ancient harp, guided by expert performers and researchers. We warmly welcome players of ALL kinds of harps.

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