with Sylvia Crawford

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. Sylvia 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.  Participants will be given a harp to play and will learn one of the first tunes learned by the early Irish harpers.

This event is free and observers are welcome.