W07 The Story of the Irish Harp

Sun 7th April - 11:00am to 12:00 noon

Merchiston Workshops - Workshop Space


This workshop tells the story of Ireland’s national emblem, from its earliest depictions and descriptions, up to the present day. Illustrated with musical examples and slides, this workshop presents the fascinating history of the Irish harp in an engaging and accessible manner.

Tutor: Grainne Hambly - Gráinne from County Mayo is an internationally recognised exponent and teacher of the Irish harp 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 and has released a number of CDs, including Music from Ireland and Scotland with William Jackson, as well as books of arrangements for solo harp and harp ensemble. . "absolute mastery of the Irish harp".

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