with Sylvia Crawford and Simon Chadwick

If you’ve always wanted to play a harp, this is  the workshop for you.  But the harp featured is not just any old harp, it is the harp that was played in Ireland from c. 1200 right up to the end of the 18th century.

TALK: 2pm – 2:30pm
Simon Chadwick  will talk about what makes this harp different from harps being played elsewhere in Europe, about the place of the harp in early Irish society and about the repertoire for the harp.

WORKSHOP: 2:30pm-4pm
Sylvia will then give workshop participants  a harp to play and teach one of the first tunes learned by the early Irish harpers
THE WORKSHOP IS BOOKED OUT. However, you are welcome to observe.