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
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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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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.

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Janet Harbison & the 2021 Virtual Harp Orchestra

December 7th at 18.00GMT (6pm) 

Between the Belfast Harp Orchestra who recorded this piece in 1997 and the video performance of one of the concerts in 1997 from Mayo Abbey, along with all the harp players who submitted videos for the 2021 Virtual Concert, we have almost 100 harps performing this work! 

The majority come from Ireland of course, but we are also joined by harpers and harpists from Japan, China, America, Canada, Europe and the UK.  

Once again, the wonderful Mairéad Healy will be our soprano, who still, gloriously hits all the top notes with perfection - and Antaine O Donnaile is our Irish narrator. 

As our cherished, long term Belfast Harp Orchestra member, and many times drummer on the Irish Harp Orchestra tours since 2002, George Holmes - who passed away in 2010, is commemorated in this production - may he rest in peace.  

Mairead Healymanuscript colmcille sma very special feature in our Virtual Concert Video is the exquisite live medieval illumination of the 150th psalm (“Praise the Lord with lute and harp!”) by renowned calligrapher Jane Sullivan.  

Narrator Antaine O Donnaile is joined by Dónall Mac Giolla Chóill of Donegal to narrate the great Ode to Colmcille.

PLEASE TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS to join us on You Tube on December 7th at 6pm GMT.  The link will be posted here in the next days.

Thank you all for your support in all the ways you have and continue to do!  

Best wishes to all.





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

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