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Dooagh, Achill Island, Co. Mayo

Preparations are underway for Achill International Harp Festival 2019 to be held from October 25-28th. This year we are hosts to top Mexican harpers, Tlen Huicani!

Fearless innovator and composer of harp music, Catriona McKay will be joined by fellow Scotsman, multi- award winning piper, Ross Ainslie. Ben Creighton-Griffiths was a child prodigy who made his international debut, age 7. Ben is an exciting young jazz harpist and will be performing for the first time at the festival on a concert harp.

From Ireland, we have Liam Ó Maonlaí, Kathleen Loughnane, Síle Denvir, Martin Brunsden, Nico Brown and Elaine Hogan. These renowned harpers will be joined by uillean piper, Diarmuid Moynihan and guitarist brother Donnacha. Our very own Laoise Kelly will be performing at the much anticipated legendary Friday night opening concert.

Join us for harp classes for all levels, harp making workshops, singing, dance and mixed instrument workshops, interactive children’s workshops, talks and discussions with leading lights of the music world, books and CD launches. New this year is the Pop Up Gaeltacht, Pop Up Irish Traditional Music Archive, Harp makers’ Exhibition, Kathleen Lynn Exhibition by Maeve Clancy.

For Harp making workshop see our website. Registration open NOW!