Early Irish Harp Discovery Day 2018

Time: 13:00 GMT Date: Saturday 20 October 2018 Venue: Irish Traditional Music Archive, 73 Merrion Square South, Dublin 2, DO2 WK75 Event Over

Have you always wanted to play the harp? Would you like to know more about the history and traditions of the ancient instrument of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands? If so, now’s your chance!

Historical Harp Society
Photo of the Early Irish Harp Discovery Day, Galway Town Hall Theatre, 2018

ITMA is hosting The Historical Harp Society of Ireland’s Early Irish Harp Discovery Day on National Harp Day on 20 October, to showcase the ancient wire-strung harp. 

The HHSI’s Discovery Day gives you the chance to attend one, two or all three events:


1.00 pm: Lunchtime recital by Siobhán Armstrong, Ireland’s foremost performer on the early Irish harp, with the prize-winning singer, Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin.

€12/€8 concessions


2.00 pm: Illustrated talk given by a world expert in the field, Simon Chadwick.

Free admission


3.00 pm: Hands-on beginners’ workshop using copies of early Irish harps in the National Museum of Ireland. Places are limited on the workshop, so please pre-book.

€12/€8 concessions

To book tickets, please contact

[email protected]

+353 (0)83 860 9677


Concert tickets are also available at the door.