Achill International Harp Festival 26th – 29th October 2018

The third Achill International Harp Festival takes place on Achill Island from 26th – 29th October 2018 (a Bank Holiday weekend in Ireland). The event welcomes harpers from across the globe, provides workshops for harpists of all levels, a harp making workshop, and nightly concerts.

For latest information, and to book tickets online, please visit achillharpfestival.ie or facebook.com/AchillHarpFestival. Or scroll down for full listings:

Friday 26th October

Harp Making Workshop
Coláiste Pobal Acla, Achill Sound
12 noon – 5.00pm.

Concert
The Wavecrest, Dooagh
‘From Noia to Achill’
Doors 7.30pm

Live Festival Club
Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
11pm.

Saturday 27th October

Harp Workshop
Bunnacurry National School, Bunnacurry
9.30am – 1pm.

Beginner’s Harp Workshop
Naíonra, Bunnacurry
9.30am – 1pm.

Harp Making Workshop
Coláiste Pobal Acla, Achill Sound
10am noon – 5.00pm.

Guided Nature Walk
Lourdie’s, Dooagh
With Mick Kane.10.30am.

Sean Nós Dance Workshop
Ted’s Bar & Cafe, Cashel
With Liam Scanlon.
11.30am – 12.30pm.

Paddy Cafferkey Concert
Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
Tríona Marshall, Laoise Kelly, Kathleen Loughnane & more.
2.30pm – 4pm.

Singing Workshop
Bunnacurry National School, Bunnacurry
Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich
2.30pm – 4pm.

Mixed Instrument Workshop
Bunnacurry National School, Bunnacurry
Michael Rooney
3.00pm – 4.30pm.

Talk: ‘The Irish Harp Symbol, Its Past, Present & Future’
Achill Field School, Dooagh
With Mary Louise O’Donnell & Toner Quinn
2.30pm – 4pm.

Teen Session
Ted’s Bar & Cafe, Cashel
4.00pm.

Concert
Wavecrest, Dooagh
Connla (Éire), Annika Mändmaa Band (Estonia), Anxo Lorenzo & Friends (Galicia)
doors 7.30pm.

Live Festival Club
Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
11pm.

Sunday 28th October

Harp Workshop
Bunnacurry National School, Bunnacurry
10.00am – 1pm.

Beginner’s Harp Workshop
Naíonra, Bunnacurry
10.00am – 1pm.

Harp Making Workshop
Coláiste Pobal Acla, Achill Sound
10am – 5.00pm.

Gagalaí Gug!
Ted’s Bar & Cafe, Cashel
Children’s music & song workshop with Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
10.00am – 10.45pm.

Mixed Instrument Workshop
Bunnacurry National School, Bunnacurry
With Anxo Lorenzo (Galicia)
10.00am – 11.30am.

Two Hand & Ceili Dance Workshop
Ted’s Bar & Cafe, Cashel
With Liam Scanlon & Edwina Guckian
11.30am – 12.30pm.

Irish Harp Makers Exhibition
Keel Hall, Keel
12pm – 4.00pm.

Film: ‘Iomramh an Chamino’
Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
Followed by chat & music with film maker, crew and Galician musicians.
2.00pm – 4.00pm.

Mixed Instrument Workshop
Bunnacurry National School, Bunnacurry
Annika Mändmaa (Estonia)
2.30pm – 4.00pm.

Teen Session
Achill Head Hotel, Pollagh
Annika Mändmaa (Estonia)
4.00pm.

Recital
Achill Field School, Dooagh
Brendan Ring & Michèle Vassal, Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin & Úna Ní Fhlannagáin.
4.30pm – 5.30pm.

Harp Makers Meeting
Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Sound
5.00pm.

Concert
Wavecrest, Dooagh
Compasses (Venezuela), Michael Rooney (Éire).
Doors 7.30pm.

Céilí
Wavecrest, Dooagh
Tom Doherty & Friends.
10.30pm.

Monday 29th October

Harp Workshop
Bunnacurry National School, Bunnacurry
10.00am – 1pm.

Beginner’s Harp Workshop
Naíonra, Bunnacurry
10.00am – 1pm.

Harp Making Workshop
Coláiste Pobal Acla, Achill Sound
10am – 5.00pm.

Talk: ‘Ár nDúchas Gaelach’
Achill Field School, Dooagh
With Peadar Kirby
11.30am – 12.20pm.

Masterclass Workshop
Gielty’s Clew Bay, Dooagh
Compasses (Venezuela).
12.00 noon – 1.30pm.

Concert & CD Launch
Achill Head Hotel, Pollagh
Kathleen Loughnane, Cormac, Catríona & Moya Cannon, Harry Lawlor
3.00pm – 4.30pm.


Poster for Achill International Harp Festival 2018

Achill International Harp Festival