Irish harpers: 17th and 18th century music

Interested in hearing Irish harp music from the 17th and 18th centuries?

From Friday 21st August until Saturday, 29th August, The Historical Harp Society of Ireland will perform ‘Songs of the Irish Harpers – the Legacy of Edward Bunting’. This offers a unique chance to hear evocative 17th- and 18th-century music from two of the greatest international exponents of the rare early Irish harp, Siobhán Armstrong and Ann Heymann. Together with one of Ireland’s best historical pipers, Ronan Browne, and the prize-winning Connemara singer, Róisín Elsafty, this will be an event not to forget!

There will be four concerts across the country: Chapter House St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny (21st August), Nuns Island Theatre, Galway (27th August), Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast (28th August), and St Audoen’s Church, Cornmarket, Dublin (29th August). Each event will begin at 8pm. Tickets cost €15/€10 or £14/£10.

For information on the concert, or to hear sound clips and make a booking please visit