May 27th - 29th

Galway Early Music Festival

Musica et Scientia

Natalie Surina

Artist Biography

Natalie Surina was introduced to the early Irish harp at the Galway Early Music Festival, many years ago and became enamoured of the instrument.  In order to have an instrument she could learn to play on, she made her own copy of the Trinity College Harp, under the guidance of Paul Doyle.  She found that she really enjoyed the process of making historically accurate early Irish harps and continued to study and research their construction. 

She started Ériú Harps, her own workshop, making historical harps to order and doing repairs and reconsctructions of all types of harps.

She also plays the early Irish harp, choosing historical repertoire that ranges from the 13th to the 18th century, incuding the earliest harp repertoire from Wales, which has links to Ireland.

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