Harp Workshops to suit all abilities. Whether you are a complete beginner or can play to an advanced level, Achill International Harp Festival will have a class to suit you.
Students will be grouped with others of a similar standard in one of seven classes and have an opportunity to learn from our visiting artists. Our tutors are leading harpers from around the world and this year we are delighted to welcome:
Catriona McKay (Scotland)
Ben Creighton Griffiths (Wales)
Alberto de la Rosa (Mexico)
Kathleen Loughnane (Éire)
Síle Denvir (Éire)
Elaine Hogan (Éire)
Absolute Beginners Harp Workshop
Our absolute beginners class is exactly that! Suitable for children and adults who have never had the opportunity to play harp before and who have no previous music training. This is a three day course taken at a gentle pace with tutor Úna Ní Fhlannagáin (Éire).
Please let us know in advance if you do not have a harp and need to hire one!
This year we are also running a harp masterclass with Laoise Kelly (Éire). This is aimed at students from intermediate to advanced ability. It is a fantastic opportunity for harp students to learn tunes and focus on technique. Numbers for this class are limited so booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
Registration and Class Details
Ranganna Cruite: 10am-1pm De Sathairn, De Domhnaigh & De Luain
Clárú do na Tosaitheoirí: De Sathairn: 9.30am – An Naionra, Bun a’ Chorraigh
Clárú do na Ranganna Cruite: De Sathairn: 9-10am – Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Seosamh, Bun a’ Chorraigh
Harp Classes: 10am-1pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Registration for Absolute Beginners Class: Saturday: 9.30am – Naionra, Bunnacurry
Registration for all other Harp Classes: Saturday: 9-10am – Bunnacurry National School