Vital Survey documenting Harp playing in Ireland

 

An important Survey for Irish Harpists

The Arts council of Ireland recently carried out a very important and vital survey into harping in Ireland.  The harp is such an undocumented instrument, and as its still so difficult to find a harp teacher. Pupils are often left to bring themselves up. Surveys like this are hugely vital in developing an understanding of the harp, understanding how widely it is played, repertoire diversity, how often these people play and to see if the harp becoming more popular.