An Taibhdhearc to celebrate Ireland's Harp tradition

Laoise Kelly, Gráinne Hambly, Paul Dooley, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, Kathleen Loughnane

THE HARP, Ireland's national emblem, will be played and celebrated in An Taibhdhearc, this Sunday at 3pm, with performances by Laoise Kelly, Gráinne Hambly, Paul Dooley, Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, and Kathleen Loughnane.

The show is to mark the founding of Cruit Éireann/Harp Ireland, an organisation promoting the national instrument, and will be presented by Irish Music Meteor Award (2010 ) nominee Kathleen Loughnane.

Paul Dooley is one of the leading exponents of the ancient Irish harp – a metal-strung harp played with the fingernails; Laoise Kelly has pioneered a new style of driving instrumental harping showcased in her three critically acclaimed solo albums; Gráinne Hambly is a former winner of the All-Ireland Fleadh and Keadue Harp Festival, and she has performed all over the world. Craughwell's Úna Ní Fhlannagáin, won the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal for Harp 2017, and is the current All-Ireland champion for Harp Slow Airs.

Tickets are €12/10 and the concert is open to all ages (children go in free of charge ). For booking contact An Taibhdhearc (091 - 562024 or www.antaibhdhearc.com ).

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