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All-Island Harps Alive Festival to conclude in Dublin with a Commemoration of the Life of Prolific Musician and Collector Edward Bunting

Harpers and historians joined forces this month to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the first Harpers’ Assembly with five days of harp music and heritage in a unique cross-community series of events, concluding in Dublin with a commemoration of the life of Edward Bunting. In 1792, Bunting was commissioned to collect and transcribe the ancient...

8 Free Events Taking Place This Weekend At The Harps Alive Festival In Belfast

Harpers and historians will join forces in July to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the Belfast Harpers’ Assembly with five days of music and heritage in a unique cross-community series of events. Organised by the Harps Alive partnership, the festival will bring together the finest harpers from across the island to recognise the landmark event...

Gathering To Call For Action On Belfast’s Assembly Rooms

‘Manifestation’ urges action to save the site of Harpers’ Assembly 230 years ago The public has been urged to join a gathering on Saturday July 16, to urge Belfast City Council to save the historic Assembly Rooms that sit at the junction of North Street and Waring Street. The event – entitled ‘The Manifestation: Belfast Harpers...

13 Events Happening At The Harps Alive Festival This Weekend

Harpers and historians will join forces in July to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the Belfast Harpers’ Assembly with five days of music and heritage in a unique cross-community series of events. Organised by the Harps Alive partnership, the festival will bring together the finest harpers from across the island to recognise the landmark event...

Co Antrim Harpers Join Harps Alive Festival Lineup This Weekend

Co Antrim Harpers Adam O’Neill, Gráinne Meyer, Kathryn Weir, Susannah Weir, and Katy Bustard will be performing as part of the Harps Alive│An Chruit Bheo│Harps Leevin festival in Belfast this weekend. Organised by the Harps Alive partnership, the festival will bring together the finest harpers from across the island to recognise the landmark event that...

Over 50 Irish Harpers & Musicians to Perform at Harps Alive Festival

Over 50 harpers and musicians will take to the stage throughout July as part of the 2022 Harps Alive│An Chruit Bheo│Harps Leevin festival. Hailing from cities and counties across Ireland, north and south, including Dublin, Antrim, Armagh, Donegal, Portstewart, Ballymoney, Limerick and Galway and coming in from the UK, dozens of Ireland’s finest harpers and...

Dublin Harper To Perform At Belfast Music Festival Concert This Weekend

By Zahra Baz Dublin-native Anne-Marie O’Farrell will be taking to the stage this weekend as one of the many harpers due to perform at the Harps Alive│An Chruit Bheo│Harps Leevin festival Gala Finale Concert. Growing up surrounded by music and with Mary O’Hara serving as an inspiration, Anne-Marie’s passion for music and the harp in particular...

North Coast Teenage Harpers among Performers at Harps Alive Festival this Weekend

By Zahra Baz Three young Causeway harpers will be taking to the stage this weekend for the Harps Alive/An Chruit Bheo/Harps Leevin 2022 festival. Mollie Flack (14), Phoebe Kelly (14) and Hannah Thompson (12), are students of renowned harper Katy Bustard and are studying at her Causeway Harp School. The festival will see harpers and historians from...

All-Island Harps Alive Festival To Culminate In Dublin Commemoration Of Life Of Prolific Musician Edward Bunting

Harps Alive festival all-island celebration of the instrument and history Harpers and historians will join forces this month to celebrate the 230th anniversary of the first Harpers’ Assembly with five days of music and heritage in a unique cross-community series of events, concluding in Dublin with a commemoration of the life of Edward Bunting. In 1792...

Harps Alive Festival To Celebrate The Life & Times Of Denis Hempson At Mussenden Temple Next Week

Commemorating Denis Hempson, one of the greatest Irish traditional harpers, a live performance dedicated to his life and priceless legacy will open the Harps Alive/An Chruit Bheo/Harps Leevin festival 2022 on July 9. The event will take place at the picturesque Mussenden Temple, Downhill. The event is just one of a number of events that...