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The summer is past and school, teaching and learning is starting up again! Much is happening in our world…

Lessons – online and live – restart on September 6th.warwick studio 27 sm

Be sure to book your time for regular lessons! Even though I have been continuing with some teaching through the summer, and my 3-day course in Warwick in early August was a triumph, I’m looking forward to reconnecting with everyone and getting going afresh. Check out my schedule of options and fees here.

Warwick Harp Weekends – live at The Harp Studio, St.Nicholas Park – monthly from September to June!

Easily accessed from Birminham Airport, the medieval magnificence of Warwick beckons for a harpy experience to enhance and energise your playing… Check out the dates and arrangements here.

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Harp Ensemble Leaders - Autumn 2021 Special

Director’s Scores with sound files of any of my Harp Ensembles offer to Ensemble Leaders for just €5.

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Deadline for video submissions is October 31st – there is time still to sign up and participate in this magnificent production of my Colmcille Suite. Over 100 harps are already participating – don’t miss the opportunity to be involved in this virtual concert production going live on YouTube on December 7th.

Comcille click track recordings for your ear phones are now available - if you haven't already signed up do so now.

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‘Sord Cholmcille’ - premiere of my new workperformance 1

My new work commissioned by Fingal Arts Office, was performed by voice and harp duo, Mary Louise and Teresa O’Donnell with reciteur Bryan Murray in Swords Castle in August. Inspired by Colmcille’s own composition of a hymn to the Great Creator (Altus Prosatur), Check it out here:

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Among the many monasteries founded by St.Colmcille was the abbey at Swords, north County Dublin, that laid the foundation for the City of Swords, the capital of Fingal County. ‘Sord’ means sacred or pure well-spring, and Colmcille’s own hymn to the ‘Great Creator’ (Altus Prosatur) is the text around which I composed this piece. At the core of my Colmcille Suite that many harp players are participating in this year, is the singing of plainsong – the single melody-line of sacred chant from 15 centuries ago – offering a serene and joyful uplifting of spirits for us all in these challenging times. The legacy of Saint Colmcille is still a stalwart beacon of reassurance today and I hope to add the music of Altus Prosatur to the suite….

2021 Tour to Germany with the Irish Harp Orchestra.

With regret, due to the great uncertainties around the pandemic, this tour has been postponed to 2023 when we hope the world is better able to manage the virus and the havoc it has wreaked on the Performing Arts world has become a nightmare of the past. Please stay safe and well everyone and hopefully we will be back performing before long.

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Onward and upward – keep safe and sane folks, and please goodness, we’ll all enjoy each other’s company again soon.