The Music Generation Laois Harpists were delighted to travel to the international O’Carolan Harp Festival in Nobber, Co Meath, the birth place of Ireland’s most famous harpist Turlough O’Carolan, on Saturday the 1st of October.
This group of 18 harpists participated in workshops with some of Ireland’s most talented Harpists and competed in the festival competitions against young musicians from all around Ireland, with a number even having travelled from Scotland and Italy.
The Music Generation Laois Harp Ensemble was joined by their tutor Siobhan Buckley and in the workshops they learned new tunes, techniques and styles.
The O’Carolan Harp Festival, 30th September – 2nd October 2016, is in its 29th year and attracts harpers from far and wide to take part in its workshops and competitions. The three-day festival holds an array of events including excellent concerts, ceilís, lectures, exhibitions & tours with a special memorial ceremony to celebrate to life and work of Turlough O’Carolan.