Ceardlann um Dhéanamh Cruite | Harp Making Workshop

Join master craftsmen Graham Wright

and Charles Perpoil

for a unique introduction to harp making in a four day harp making workshop. You will get an insight into the process of harp making and go away with a finished instrument.


This workshop is aimed at low skill level so there is no need for any woodwork experience or to bring tools as the cutting will already be done.

You will assemble and string a harp and get an insight into the harp components.

Just wear old clothes as there is glue involved. Wear shoes not sandals for protection.

Components will be prepared in advance but you will learn how these are made and learn why the harp and its components are designed in this way.

The harp is a 26 string beginners harp made from Finnish Birch laminate, with detail pegs, pins, strings, tuning key, attachable legs and F & C semitone blades.

This is an Adult class only.

There are only 12 places for this workshop. The total cost is €650 with a €200 deposit to be paid by the beginning October to the Harp festival bank account.

The Harp Making workshop will take place in Coláiste Pobail Acla, Achill Sound from Friday-Monday. It begins on Friday at 12pm-5pm and Saturday, Sunday and Monday 10am-5pm.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with to find out more by email on –  info @ achillharpfestival .ie