The Evolution of the Irish Harp - virtual presentation

The Evolution of the Irish Harp - virtual presentation

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 5.00pm

Dr Karen Loomis

Trace the changes to the Irish harp from the medieval era to the 19th century, as it was shaped and reshaped by an ever-changing and tumultuous world.

Dr Loomis will be giving this talk via satellite with slides live in the venue.

Dr Loomis's research area is organology, with primary interests in European harps of the late medieval – early modern period, and x-ray computed tomography (CT) of musical instruments. She specialises in research of the historical harps of Ireland and Scotland, and has been leading groundbreaking scientific analysis of rare, early surviving specimens in collaboration with the National Museum of Scotland. Her work has led to ongoing research knowledge exchange with the Historical Harp Society of Ireland.


Published on 10 July 2019

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