YOUTH OUTREACH: FREE workshop & concert for High School Harpers

We are SUPER excited to announce a new addition to the EIHF events, thanks to the support of the Tasgadh Small Grants for Traditional Arts Fund. We know that the Easter holidays is a busy time for teens (with exam revision taking precedence for many) but this year we have managed to organise a workshop with renowned Irish harper Michael Rooney. With support for travel available AND the chance to bring an adult for free to his concert that evening we hope many will take this chance to experience the festival, learn some new skills with Michael, enjoy a concert and explore the likes of the Harp Exhibition.

Saturday 8th April 4.30pm-5.30pm

This workshop IS FREE to attend and open to students of High School age (approx 11-18yrs olds).

As part of the Edinburgh International Harp Festival Outreach Scheme, harpers of any style age 11-18 of an intermediate/advanced level are invited to take part in a workshop with internationally renowned Irish harper and educator, Michael Rooney.

In this workshop, Michael will share some traditional Irish tunes and provide a brief overview of Irish style ornamentation and accompaniment.

Michael is performing alongside the duo Dråm at a 7.30pm on Saturday 8th April, and workshop participants who attend the workshop will receive a FREE under 18 ticket for his concert and can take an accompanying adult along FOR FREE.


Saturday 8 April, 4.30pm-5.30pm


George Watson’s College, 67-71 Colinton Road, Edinburgh.

How much?

The workshop is FREE, but places are limited.
A small grant to subsidise travel for participants and a guardian is available by request in a first come, first served basis (see contact details below).

How do I book?

To book a place for a high school aged students, please email the EIHF office: by Saturday 1 April. Should you require further information, call or email the EIHF office: 0131 554 0212.

Many thanks to the Tasgadh Small Grants for Traditional Arts fund (devolved from Creative Scotland, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal) for supporting this workshop.