Participate in Janet's Colmcille suite, or just enjoy playing the score along with the recording.

Ireland’s 3rd saint (along with St.Patrick and St.Brigid) is equally famous – most particularly as it was he and his monastic brothers that produced the Book of Kells, Ireland’s most celebrated art treasure.

In 1997 (commemorating the 1400th anniversary of his death), I produced my Colmcille suite (recording sampler coming soon - or visit the CD downloadable tracks - where there is a 30 second clip of each track) which, we aim to perform again in 2021. As we don’t know what concerts will be possible yet next year, we are nevertheless preparing for a digital celebration at least, and the Irish Harp Orchestra will be performing excerpts on our tour in Germany in December 2021!

YOU TOO CAN PARTICIPATE - from playing the music along with the recording at home, to participating in a performance on-line!


Colmcille – by Janet Harbison
A suite of plainchant and psalmody from the early Celtic Christian church, for voices (solo soprano and community / parish choir) and new music for harp solo and ensemble (in 4 parts: Intermediate – Advanced), and narrators (in Irish and English).

To register your interest and participation, choose which part is the right one for you and
buy your score from here.

The harp parts:
Vol 1 Directors’s A4 
Vol 2 Harps - Pt 1 - Low intermediate 
Vol 3 Harps - Pt2 and Pt3 - High intermediate
Vol 4 Harps - Pt4 and Solo - Advance 
Vol 5 Choral and Vocal Solos
Vol 6 Narrators
Vol 7 Handbell and C, D & A Chimes

Which is the right one for you?

Buying the score automatically registers your interest. We will stay in touch and you will recieve the full digital download of the Colmlcille recording and from November you will have free access to the oral reheasal videos.

Full scores for ensemble directors, choral and percussion part scores are also available on the website from November.

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