The Gaelic Harp & Its Three Musics, April 18
7:30pm. FREE to the public, located in Inis Mor.
This will be the fourth in a series of five free public seminar-performances featuring a thousand years of the harp tradition of Ireland and Scotland.
The Gaelic harp is depicted on every Irish coin and passport and is perhaps best known outside of Ireland on every bottle from Ireland’s Guinness brewery. However its voice was lost publicly for over two hundred years until Ann Heymann became involved.
A native Minnesotan, Heymann has played a crucial role in bringing the Gaelic harp's voice to life; indeed the Scotland’s Harp Society Comunn na Clarsaich says "Ann Heymann is the pioneer who brought the Gaelic harp back to a living tradition."
The focus will be on the cycles of life and the Gaelic harp's three magical musics in context with the horsehair and gut-strung harps of medieval Wales and Scotland. Don't miss this opportunity to hear and learn about the famous instrument from its foremost representative and you are invited to a reception with Ann and Charlie following this Arts Learning Seminar-Performance.
Future seminar/performances will include:
- A Gaelic Harp Celebration (September 2014)
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.