Irish Harp

Instruction is by an expert harper with particular focus on beginners and improvers. The course content includes classes on the history of the Irish harp, workshops on playing techniques, the learning of new melodies and performing in the company of others.

This course is aimed at beginners and improvers, who are interested in acquiring a basic introduction into the origins of the Irish harp tradition while enjoying the group sessions, learning Irish melodies and accompanying some Irish songs. Course participants will enjoy playing a varied selection of Irish music in the daily tutorials.

  • Beginners will acquire an introduction to the playing of this traditional Irish instrument in enjoyable way while having an opportunity to learn and perform Irish melodies with other musicians.
  • Improvers will increase and share their musical repertoire, enjoy playing with other harpers while improving their technique.

There will also be sessions on basic song accompaniment, and a brief insight into the history of the instrument.

Availability of Harps

Oideas Gael will have a limited number of harps available for participants, providing that we have received prior notice. This may incur a small extra charge for the week.