The Dawn of the Day: Songs of the Harpers @ Scoil na gCláirseach
Siobhán Armstrong, harp
Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin, voice
Mícheál Ó Catháin, voice and harp
Ireland’s foremost historical harpist is joined by prize-winning singer, Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin, in evocative songs by 17th- and 18th-century Irish harpers. Also featuring singer-harper Mícheál Ó Catháin, who is almost unique in accompanying his own singing on the early Irish harp.
This concert is part of the HHSI’s international Scoil na gCláirseach—Festival of Early Irish Harp, which takes place 15–21 August at Coláiste Pobail Osraí secondary school, Ormond Rd, Kilkenny, This is the only festival in the world dedicated entirely to the music and traditions of the early Irish harp. The Historical Harp Society of Ireland presents four early-evening concerts in Kilkenny in August with three iconic strands of Gaelic music: early Irish harp, song and Scottish small pipes.
Concert €15 / €10 concessions (under-12, €5) payable at the door.
Concert + Pre-concert Talk €20 / €15 concessions Festival programme with all information: www.irishharp.org/festival/programme
Bookings: info [at] irishharp.org and 083 860 9677