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Special Event – Launch of Harp Studies II: World Harp Traditions

March 4 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Helen Lawlor and Sandra Joyce, co-editors, are launching the 2nd volume in the Harp Studies series, World Harp Traditions, on March 4th, 5pm, Tower Theatre, Irish World Academy building. The launch will feature performances by a number of the contributors to both volumes of Harp Studies, including Helen and Sandra, Paul Dooley, Cormac De Barra, Niall Keegan, the Cuisle Harp Ensemble directed by Fiana Ní Chonaill, and a host of other performers. Published by Four Courts Press, Dublin, this book situates harping activity as a vital aspect of music making in traditions around the world.

Contributors include Helen Lawlor (TU Dublin); Sandra Joyce (UL); Niall Keegan (UL); Deirdre Nic Chárthaigh (MU); Helen Davies (ind.); Lia Lonnert (Linnaeus U.); Mary Louise O’Donnell (ind.); Cormac De Barra (DkIT); Catriona Cannon (NUIG); Tristan Le Govic (Rennes 2 U.); Joshua Dickson (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Paulla Ebron (Stanford U.); Rémy Jadinon (Royal Museum for Central Africa); Sylvie Le Bomin and Salomé Strauch (Musée de l’Homme); Lucie Rault (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle); Haley Hodson (ind.); Benjamin Fairfield (University of Hawai‘i at Manoa); Suwichan Phattanaphraiwan (Bodhivijjalaya College); Susanne Fürniss (CNRS. The National Center for Scientific Research); Lisbeth Ahlgren Jensen (ind.).

Helen Lawlor is a Lecturer in Music at TU Dublin. Sandra Joyce is Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, UL.


March 4
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Theatre 2, Irish World Academy