National Harp Day 2018: Harp Recital by Una Whyte, harpist at the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal
Don’t miss this special free event on Saturday, October 20th at 1:15 pm.
Saturday October 20th marks Ireland’s second National Harp Day/Lá na Cruite where Harp Ireland, Cruit Éireann, once again, invites harpers and people interested in the harp to join us to celebrate all facets of the harp in Ireland. Venues from Donegal to Dingle, from Belfast to Bandon will resound to the wonderful sound of harp-playing at concerts, sessions, Harpathons, pop-up sessions, talks and demonstrations of harp making.
“The past few years have seen an unprecedented upsurge of interest in the instrument, introducing it to even more players and to new audiences” Aibhlín McCrann, Chair of Harp Ireland, Cruit Éireann said. “We were thrilled with the response last year; we had many requests from people wanting to learn the harp. So, we urge everybody with an interest in the harp to join us on Saturday 20 October to celebrate our iconic instrument; you will have a chance to hear some of our best harpers play along with our younger rising stars”.
National Harp Day is Cruit Éireann’s second major initiative to promote Ireland’s national instrument, encourage more people to learn the harp, attract new audiences and recognise the harp’s unique place in Irish musical and cultural life. Harp events will take place at a number of key venues in cities and towns nationwide including Armagh, Belfast, Dublin, Mayo, Galway, Limerick, Laois, Louth, Meath, Cork, Wexford. 2018 sees us venturing even farther afield, with associated harp events taking place virtually with our harping friends in the Isle of Man, the USA and New Zealand.
As part of this special day, harpist, Una Whyte will give a free lunchtime recital in the Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, on Saturday, 20th October, at 1.15p.m.
Una Whyte holds an undergraduate degree and masters in music from University College Cork.
She completed her harp studied in the D.I.T. Conservatory of Music and Drama under renowned harp teacher, Denise Kelly where she held a harp scholarship.
She has a wealth of performance experience having performed as both a solo harp player and orchestral harpist in venues such as: The R.D.S, the Aula Maxima, U.C.C., Lismore Castle, Glenstal Abbey, Fota House and City Hall, Cork. She has also performed extensively outside of Ireland, in: France, Switzerland, Belgium, England, Wales, Scotland, Denmark, and Holland, China and South Africa.
She has received High Achiever Awards from the Royal Irish Academy. She has been a prizewinner for harp at the Feis Ceol Competition in Dublin and she has also been awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals for harp recital from the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
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