Many thanks to the everyone who joined us for the inaugural Achill International Harp Festival and made it such an overwhelming success here on Achill Island. Some of the finest international exponents of the harp performed & taught, and we had the premiere of our new Sraith Oileán Acla, for harp, pipes & traditional ensemble, embracing the rich historical and cultural connections between Achill and western Scotland.
In the first of it’s kind in Ireland, 11 people made their own harps in our Harp Making workshop over the course of the weekend. This is a definite workshop for next year so be sure to book early if you are interested. We were also delighted to host the second meeting of Cruit Éireann:Harp Ireland, the umbrella group for the wider harping community in Ireland.
Join us for the second outing of the Achill International Harp Festival 27-30th October 2017. Our exciting 2017 line up will be launched soon.
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