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The O’Carolan Harp Festival

September 29th-October 1st, 2017

From September 29th – October 1st , The O’Carolan Harp Festival, honours the poet, composer and harper Turlough O’Carolan, who was born in 1670 in Nobber, Co. Meath.

This year the festival celebrates 30 years. 

Over the course of the weekend in O’Carolan College, Nobber there will be workshops given by some of Ireland’s top harpers and harp competitions for all ages.

Kicking of the festival on Friday Sept 29th in the George Eogan Center, Nobber is guest artist Gabriella Dall’Olio on concert harp, followed by the ever popular Meath Harp Ensemble, then witness the very best of Irish duets Cormac & Eamonn de Barra followed by Laoise Kelly and Tiarnan O Duinnchin.

Join us then for a Session in Dee Local.

Our Saturday night concert is another night not to be missed with music from amazing duets to fantastic trios. We are proud to have the Casey Sisters with us, followed by Mairtin O’Connor, Zoe Conway & Donal Lunny in what promises to be an incredible evening’s music. Don’t miss the Session then, in Keogans Bar & Lounge.

Our raffle this year is very special, this is your chance to win a Salvi Mia 34 string lever harp, there are only 120 tickets being sold and tickets are €25.00 each. The winner will be drawn during the course of the Saturday night concert.

Sunday October 1st will begin with Mass in St John the Baptist church then following mass harpers from the Meath Harp Academy will perform 3 Carolan tunes at Carolan’s monument to celebrate and conclude 30 years of the O’Carolan Harp Festival.

Full details available on our website / or contact Dearbhail on Tel: 0876186305.

We hope to see you in Nobber!

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