Sunday 25 October Harp Workshop Advanced 12.15pm
Gráinne Hambly from Claremorris, Co. Mayo is an internationally recognised exponent of the Irish harp, and is in great demand as a performer and teacher, both at home and abroad. She studied music at Queen’s University Belfast and also plays concertina. Gráinne has toured and recorded with various artists, including performances as far afield as Japan, Brazil and Colombia as well as frequent tours to the USA. She regularly teaches at various summer schools and festivals, and also offers private and group tuition online. She has released 3 critically acclaimed solo CDs, as well as 2 books of harp music. Her most recent collaboration is with her husband Scottish harper William Jackson, with whom she frequently tours. They have released a recording Music from Ireland and Scotland (2009) as well as publishing some arrangements of Irish music for harp ensemble and they also direct the Music Generation Mayo Harp Ensemble.