Discovery Days

Would you like to hear, learn more about – and even play – the early Irish harp?

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, there are currently no confirmed 2021 HHSI Discovery Days in the diary yet. 

Have you always wanted to play the harp? Would you like to hear, learn more about – and even play – the ancient instrument of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands? If so, now’s your chance! Join us at one of our Discovery Days around Ireland during 2021. Scroll below for details of where and when.

HHSI Discovery Days are suitable for adults and children over the ages of ten. They have three components:



A 45-min. lunchtime concert of solo harp music and harp songs with Ireland’s foremost historical harpist, Siobhán Armstrong, and one of the following two prize-winning singers, Róisín Elsafty or Eibhlís Ní Riordáin.



A 45-min. illustrated talk on the fascinating history of the old Irish harp, given by a world expert in the field, Simon Chadwick.



A 60-min. beginners’ workshop under the gentle guidance of early Irish harp tutor, Sylvia Crawford. The HHSI has a unique collection of student early Irish harps copied from originals in the National Museum of Ireland. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis to the workshop participants who sign up soonest.

· All planned 2021 Disovery days have been been postponed until further notice.

Latest News

All news stories