Janet Harbison - Irish Harp

Donegal Harp Weeks

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Janet Harbison - Irish Harp

performer • composer • teacher • academic

Janet's Camac solo concert online &
Colmcille - The Concert

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Harp Courses, Residential Harp Weeks,
& Teacher Training

Harp Orchestra Performances

Orchestral scores available on-line
Download for your ensemble and/or play along with the Colmcille production on YouTube




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Now on YouTube as a film-concert feature with
The Belfast Harp Orchestra 1997 and The Online Irish Harp Orchestra 2022

Limited edition (50) print of Illuminated Psalm 150: Praise the Lord with Lute and Harp by the calligrapher Jane Sullivan as feathred on the film. All signed and numbered.

Listen to Janet's recital presented by Camac Harps

"Les JEUDIS de la HARPE" now on the Camac Youtube channel

Janet's recital presented by Camac Harps

Ireland’s multi-award-winning ‘Queen of the Harp’ continues to perform, compose and teach, sharing her unrivalled expertise and experience in all from regular teaching (live from her studios in Warwick (UK) and monthly in Donegal (Ireland) to a world-wide online practise that has proved very popular. From her Grammy Award winning direction of the (student) Belfast Harp Orchestra and later the (professional) Irish Harp Orchestra, she also coaches harp ensembles and orchestras and their leaders in many countries.   
Janet’s particular specialisms are traditional (oral) teaching (‘by ear’); special needs training, teacher coaching and palliative harping. Her most popular workshops at festivals and summer-schools are: ‘Everybody Included Session Participation’, ‘The Art of Accompaniment’, ‘Developing Style with Ornamentation and Variation’, ‘Exploring the Harp Repertoire of Ireland and Britain’, ‘Advancing Trad Technique’, ‘Stagecraft for Harpers’ and ‘Getting Creative - Improvisation’.


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Skype Harp Lesson with Janet Harbison

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About Janet Harbison

Performer • Composer • Teacher • Academic

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Traditional Harp Classes

Classes, and courses in Janet's Harp Studio.

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Residential Courses

Worldwide Irish Harp residential courses with Janet

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FREE Sheet Music Downloads

Download sheet music with FREE MP3

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Catalogue of music

You can view and download the Catalogue here

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Visit the Janet Harbison shop

The shop features lots of downloadable music scores of Janet's compositions, these are being added to all the time and you can find works to suit beginners to Concert Harp performer level. Janet’s Music Collections in book form and Cd's of her recordings and individual downloadable mp3 tracks can all be browsed and bought online.

Countdown to Colmcille 1500 Project

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October is the recording month for your COLMCILLE SUITE VIDEOS and the deadline for sending them to us is October 31st. This is to allow for the mammoth task of editing so the production going live on December 7th at 6pm GMT is guaranteed.

This project has been the joy of my ‘lockdown’ months and has brought many new friendships and revived old ones.  For the 100+ participants, this is your countdown month and the rehearsal workshops on Mondays and Fridays, October 11, 15, 18 & 22 should help to polish your performances before your video recordings… 

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Rehearsal Workshops

Please join any of the online rehearsal workshops for your parts, join none, one or all as you wish. All participants will receive the zoom links by email.

I look forward to seeing you there.


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Janet Harbison & the 2021 Virtual Harp Orchestra

December 7th at 18.00 GMT (6pm)

Over 100 harpers have joined this amazing project from all over the world – from Japan, China, Australia, Tazmania, all over Europe, the USA and Canada – and of course, Ireland and the UK.

Along with your videos, there will be pics and film footage from the 1997 Belfast Harp Orchestra concerts celebrating the 1400th anniversary of Colmcille’s death (featuring many faces you know!!!)


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Go Fund Me...

appealing for funds towards the cost of the editing, sound engineering and other technical production costs 

Please tell your friends and supporters that we have opened a ‘Go Fund Me’ page appealing for funds towards the editing, sound engineering and other technical production costs. 

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Donate on "Go Fund Me" or via Janet's Facebook page


Glencolmcille Harp Weeks in 2022 - Booking is Now OpenGlencolmcille

June is the month featuring 2 week courses starting on June 7th and June 14th by the wild and wonderful north-west Donegal coast.  

In the village of Glencolmcille, where St.Colmcille had a tiny chapel at the foot of Beefan mountain, a place of annual pilgrimage since his death in 597AD (and we may join the pilgrimage on June 9th), you will be inspired to make beautiful music – to significantly progress your playing skills with Janet who has trained many of today’s most admired and professional performers. 

You will also find your comfort and confidence playing with others and immersing yourself in the heartland of Irish traditional music. 

Week 1 from Tuesday June 7th to Monday 13th is for Adults and Teachers;

Week 2 from Tuesday 14th to Monday 20th is for Adults and Teens. 
Teens are also welcome on Week 1 but must be accompanied by a supervising adult as our supervision is on board only for Week 2.

Read more about Glencolmcile Harp Weeks and booking form

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Warwick Harp Weekends

Our Warwick Harp Weekends are proving popular in the new format of a full 2-day course with a great night out with a traditional Irish music session on the Saturday evening. We also have an excellent discount for accommodation at the Castle Oaks hotel – Book ASAP as the courses take a maximum of 6 participants only. All adult players are welcome.

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Best wishes to all,


Janet Harbison Newest CD

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Janet Harbison Music Books

Janet Harbison Music Books

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Individual Music Downloads

Individual Music Downloads available

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Individual Sheet Music Downloads

Individual Sheet Music Downloads

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