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The harp is the oldest instrument within the Irish music tradition and has been played in Ireland for over a thousand years. This iconic instrument serves as the national emblem of Ireland, and in 2019 it was inscribed on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, recognising its unique place in Irish music and cultural life. Today the Irish harp is played by musicians all over the world. At the helm of this harping revolution is 'the most significant harper of her generation', Laoise Ke...
There's no better way to put a smile on someone's face than to give them the gift of music. That's why, to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone, I've put together this list of my favourite musical Christmas gifts. So if someone in your life has been nice this year (or even if they've been naughty - I'm not here to judge) why not reward them with one of my suggestions below. There are gift ideas to suit all ages and abilities, as well as all budgets. Let's celebrate Christmas...
Charlie Lennon is one of the most prolific composers within the Irish music tradition and his contribution to the world of Irish music has been invaluable. His music has been recorded by artists such as De Dannan, Mick O' Connor, Liam O’Flynn, Frankie Gavin, Kevin Burke, Sharon Shannon and Altan, to name but a few. In 2006 his remarkable contribution was rightly celebrated when he was awarded the prestigious TG4 Composer of the Year Gradam Ceoil. Early Years Charlie was born into a mus...
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