Harp Studies

Perspectives on the Irish harp


Sandra Joyce & Helen Lawlor, editors

Hardback €36.00
Catalogue Price: €40.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-588-0
November 2016. 302pp; colour ills.

Introduction           
Sandra Joyce and Helen Lawlor
 
Part one

The Harp in the time of Giraldus
Paul Dooley

Edward Bunting as a collector of Irish music and song
Colette Moloney

The Bengal subscription: patriotism, patronage and the perpetuation of the Irish harp tradition in the early nineteenth century
Mary Louise O’Donnell

The Lyre of Apollo: Thomas Moore and the Irish harp
Harry White
 
Tempering the stereotypes of Irishness abroad: the Irish harp as golden lever of temperance and respectability
Emily Cullen
 
The Irish harp in political history
Ruan O’Donnell

‘The Realisation of a long-cherished project’: Donal O’Sullivan’s Carolan
Sandra Joyce

The harp in the early traditional group
Adrian Scahill

Interpretations of Irishness and spirituality: the music of Mary O’Hara
Helen Lawlor

Part Two

Three iconic Gaelic harp pieces
Ann Heymann

The Chromatic development of the lever harp: mechanism, resulting technique and repertoire
Anne-Marie O’Farrell

The magic harp: a composer’s perspective
Eibhlís Farrell

Aistear: the emergence of the twenty-first-century Irish harp in arts-practice research
Michelle Mulcahy
 
The Harp of Aaron: the Irish harp as shopping trolley – a polyptych in four movements
Aaron Lawless, Niamh NicGhabhann, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Helen Phelan