The Bunting Collection: Laoise Kelly & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn with Stephen Rea

The Bunting Collection: Laoise Kelly & Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn with Stephen Rea

Sunday, 17 October 2021, 7.30pm

Explore Belfast’s unique place in the history of harp music with narration by Stephen Rea, Laoise Kelly (Harp and TG4 Musician of the Year 2020) and acclaimed Monaghan uilleann piper, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn. They will perform new versions of rarely heard music from the legendary 1792 Belfast Harp Festival (held in the former Northern Bank building on Waring Street), part of the Edward Bunting manuscript collection, alongside new music from their forthcoming recording.

Their acclaimed album ‘Ar Lorg na Laochra’ | ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ pays homage to the source of their repertoire, encompassing many of the various tune and song air types to be found in 17th-19th century manuscripts from different parts of Ireland.

The performance will be accompanied by a harp workshop by ear for intermediate players with an introduction to the Bunting Manuscripts of the 1792 Belfast Harp Festival as part of our annual public engagement programme, Embrace. Taking place on Sunday 17 October in The Green Room Cafe at the Black Box 10am-11.30am. Click here to book for the Harp Workshop.

Part of IN-visible ID-entities 3, an on-going BIAF initiative encouraging cultural collaboration across the island and supported by the Government of Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs.

Supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Development Fund.

If a mix of full price and concession tickets are required within a seat group, please call our box office at Visit Belfast on 028 9024 6609 and they will be happy to facilitate your order.

This event is subject to 1m social distancing guidelines.

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