Pupils of Dunseverick Primary School, Bushmills have the opportunity to learn harp through 1-1 lessons during the school day. Thanks to generous funding from Arts Council of Northern Ireland pupils here have the opportunity to rent a harp at no additional cost. The pupils here are very much in demand for performances in their local churches and community. They perform regularly at school and community events throughout the year.
I currently have daytime slots for adults who would like to begin learning harp. No musical experience or note reading is necessary.
Many of my adult pupils opt for 60 min lessons on a fortnightly basis. Lessons take place in my little garden room that enjoys a stunning sea view. Many of my pupils who travel to me for lessons take the opportunity to enjoy a coastal walk on Runkerry beach and a coffee in the wonderful Bayview Hotel.
I have a limited number of 20 string starter harps available to rent.
Once adult pupils achieve a level of competence, they may attend Portballintrae Harp Club which meets monthly on a Wednesday morning in the beautiful Portballintrae Village Hall. This is a relaxed and social class where beginning-intermediate players have an opportunity to learn new tunes, practise repertoire and enjoy playing together as a group.
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‘Introduction to the Irish Harp’ Community Workshops
My popular ‘Introduction to the Harp’ workshops take place in Portballintrae Village Hall and the stunning creative hub, The Designerie, Bushmills at various points throughout the year. Get in touch if you would like to book a bespoke workshop for your group or community setting.
Participants will learn basic harp technique and will learn to play a traditional Irish tune together on the harp. We also talk about the tradition and heritage of Irish harping, which has recently been designated UNESCO cultural heritage status.
Harps are of course provided and tea, coffee and scones will be served.
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Portballintrae Harp Club
Portballintrae Harp Club takes place monthly on Wednesday mornings in Portballintrae Village Hall.
This is a relaxed and social class where players have an opportunity to connect with one another, learn new tunes, practise repertoire and enjoy playing together as a group.
We also occasionally play out and about together at community events.
This class is suitable for those with 1+ years playing experience.