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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.





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