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Experience the ancient Irish harp

Experience the ancient Irish harp

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Drinks and equipment
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

For over a decade, I have been exploring the enchanting world of the old Irish harp and have become probably the only female historical harp maker AND player in Ireland, the country unique in having an ancient harp of its myth and fairy tale as its state emblem. Very few people realise, however, that the modern Irish harp bears only a faint resemblance to the ancient instrument which had a…
Natalie
Natalie
Natalie
Natalie

What we’ll do

I invite visitors to discover the magical world of the early Irish harp and offer a very rare, pretty much unique, opportunity to see an Irish harp-maker's workshop, to learn to play one of the earliest known Irish tunes on scaled reconstructions of the early Irish harp, and to learn about the instrument's long and fascinating history - all under one roof. Since early Irish harp is the only type…

What else you should know

Are you allergic to dogs or afraid of them? Please tell me! I have a very calm relaxed dog who loves harp music, but if you are not comfortable with dogs, I'll make sure he's not around. Please tell me in advance if you need instructions in simplified English, we will play more and talk less.

What I’ll provide

Coffee and Tea
Creative supplies
wire-string harps made on site

Where you'll be

The experience will take place in the harp-maker's house and workshop in a beautiful countryside just outside the village of Oughterard, a gateway to breathtaking Connemara. If the weather's nice we might do it in the garden and enjoy the view onto one of many Connemara peaks, but if it's cold and wet, we'll do it in the sitting room with a lovely turf fire going in the fireplace.

This experience is available starting May 02, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend. An intermediate level of English is required to understand the history part of the workshop, however I can tailor it to your level if you need. A very basic level of English should be sufficient for the harp…

More tips

Are you allergic to dogs or afraid of them? Please tell me! I have a very calm relaxed dog who loves harp music, but if you are not comfortable with dogs, I'll make sure he's not around. Please tell me in advance if you need instructions in simplified English, we will play more and talk less.

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Experience the ancient Irish harp
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From Previous price:$64 $51/person