Janet Harbison - Irish Harp

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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,
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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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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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From 4th November 2021 at 7.30pm CET and 6.30pm GMT  

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From 4th November 2021 at 7.30pm CET (Central European Time; and 6.30pm GMT), I give the recital on Camac's "Jeudis de la Harpe" series. This is my first performance in 20 months and I'll be live on the chat. Please do join me and SHARE this with all your friends! Thanks and see you later!

Watch the Camac video of Janet Harbison here 

Download PDF programme here

Most of today’s recital programme is music from my By Strangford Water’ book, and CD, and both together they are available on my website www.JanetHarbisonHarp.com.   

The recital will continue to be available on-line after the live performance tonight. 

Download PDF programme here


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Janet Harbison and the 2021 Virtual Harp Orchestra


Colmcille - The Concert

December 7th at 6pmGMT  


Delighted to be editing the videos for the Colmcille 1500 project and thank you so much to everyone who has submitted recordings. I am enourmously pleased with the variety of players and harps, from wire strung to the concert pedal harp. This is exciting!

The project will be broadcast on December 7th at 6pm GMT so be sure to put this in your diary.  

Come back soon to Watch The Colmcille - The Concert here


It will be available on Youtube until the end of December and from then on DVD. 
In the meantime, have a wonderful November!



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Click here for Janet's Christmas Collection

30 of your all-time favourite Christmas Carols in 2 volumes with each carol presented as an instrumental piece, and a vocal with harp accompaniment.

Volume 1 for Beginner – Intermediate players

Volume 2 for Intermediate – Advanced players

On the website, there are Christmas Carol Freebies’- samples of carols from my Christmas Collection showing how I have presented the carols in instrumental version as well as vocal with harp accompaniment for ultimate flexibility.

This collection contains all the ‘fave’s, 15 carols in each volume – with some beautifully modal, old Irish carols (with translations for the non-Irish speakers).



I hope you enjoy the online concerts, and that we’ll all enjoy each other’s company again soon.


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