Aibhlín McCrann has had a long association with the Irish harp, both as a performer and teacher. As secretary of Cairde na Cruite and director of its internationally acclaimed summer school, An Chúirt Chruitireachta, she has played a lead role in integrating the Irish harp with mainstream Irish traditional music. A music graduate of University College Dublin, she is currently a member of the Board of the Irish Traditional Music Archive.
Our national instrument for a thousand years, the Irish harp has undergone an extraordinary renaissance over the last four decades, reaching new heights with Ireland’s hosting of the World Harp Congress in 2005. Harpist Aibhlín McCrann charts the accomplishments so far, and also sets down a vision for the future.