Hello, friends. Siobhan Armstrong, an Irish harper, and the director of the Historical Harp Society of Ireland, needs your help. Siobhan is fundraising for a CD project that will feature the music of 16th Century Ireland. On the forthcoming CD, she’ll play various harps, including her Kortier Trinity replica, and will be accompanied by a range of musicians, including, as she explains on the video, a number of “up and coming” young Irish musicians and singers. What a great project to support!
Please join me in immediately supporting this crowdsourced campaign, which will end on July 26, 2014. Here’s the link to the secure FundIt site (http://fundit.ie/project/cd-music-of-16th-century-ireland). Give a little if you can, and give a lot if it’s possible to do so. Now, go watch the video, be inspired, and support this magnificent instrument’s revival.
PS: I neglected to post information on the blog about a campaign that Simon Chadwick ran a few months back to support a concert series in St. Andrews, Scotland. These projects are worthy of support, and you’ll feel the splendid surge of happiness that comes with providing 21st century patronage for players of the marvelous early Gaelic harp.
Wishing you a summer of good music and adventures,