The County Clare Harpist - Harpist & Concertina Player

The County Clare Harpist is an 8 times All Ireland Champion and RTÉ Folk Award nominee for Best Instrumentalist & Best Emerging Artist.

She brings the best of Irish harping to any event and is sought after in Ireland and abroad for her talents in harp performance, music education, concertina performance and composition. 

The release of her debut album in 2021 brought her to much critical acclaim receiving 9 stars from Hot Press Magazine as 'one of traditional music's finest musicians' and 'the finest young harpist at work today' (Songlines Magazine). 

The County Clare Harpist performs as a solo artist at festivals all around the world and is also available for weddings and events. She is a highly versatile musician having accompanied many different styles of acts over the years such as; Clare Sands, Tolu Makay, RIIT & Ella Marja Éira. 

In 2023, she was nominated in 3 categories at the LET'S TALK WEDDINGS awards; for Ceremony Music, Pre-Dinner Reception Music & for Best Traditional Music. She has been praised for her friendly & approachable manner, her professionalism, dedication to her career and expertise in the field of traditional Irish music & harping. 

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The County Clare Harpist - Harpist & Concertina Player Repertoire

  • Irish traditional jigs, reels, slow airs, Carolan pieces, hymns
  • Classical pieces such as: Pachelbel's Canon, pieces by Henry Purcell
  • Contemporary pop songs - Ed Sheeran, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Taylor Swift instrumentals 
  • Film music; music from 'Disney's The Lion King, Ratatouille, La La Land, Home Alone, The Greatest Showman etc.
  • Christmas repertoire
  • Self-composed pieces for Irish harp
  • Accompaniment for singers and instrumentalists 
  • Jazz standards; Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Can't Help Falling in Love with You, What a Wonderful World etc.

The County Clare Harpist - Harpist & Concertina Player Feedback

She played beautiful music on the Harp during our wedding ceremony. We were delighted to be able to have her there on the day. She was so accommodating playing the songs we picked ourselves and nothing was a problem. Very nice to deal with and always replies quickly to any query. Thanks so much for helping to make the ceremony special.

Yvonne Bohannon, , Wedding (October, 2022)

We were thrilled to find her available in the last month before our wedding. We listened to her music and were totally entranced. She was brilliant in the run up to the event, she communicated by email and even got to talk to her on the phone beforehand and she was always very gracious with our requests even though they were changing... so spent time beforehand to consider what we wanted. Our venue was Brigit's Garden and having her was a dream for a Celtic-themed garden fairy wedding. She has the entire panorama of music as well as modern songs like Ed Sheeran, so she's incredibly versatile. She is absolutely lovely to work with and our only regret is not having have got to meet her after and thank her personally for an her most gifted and transcendent contribution to our wedding.

Patrick Mckay, Brigit's Garden, Wedding (August, 2022)

My wife and I had our wedding vow renewal at the Cliffs of Moher and not only were we blessed with amazing weather, we also were honored to have her play background music to our special day even better. She is a harp-genius and was able to play everything we requested, sounding even better than we had imagined. Our day wouldn't have been as awesome without her and we no doubt would recommend her for any event!

Barlon Tingzon, Cliffs of Moher, Anniversary (August, 2022)

They played for both our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. We were absolutely blown away by them from start to finish. They really made the ceremony so so special and we are delighted that they were able to play for us. They are both so gifted and we'll never forget the impact they made on our day. I could not have imagined the music for my walk up the aisle being any more perfect. We are so grateful for the preparation they put in and how effortless it was to liaise with them in the lead up. Thank you both from the bottom of our hearts

Ailish O' Neill, , Wedding (April, 2022)

We had her play for our wedding, stepping in last minute after our previous harpist had a scheduling conflict, which we are eternally grateful for. Her music was truly a delight that set the mood perfectly, both at the ceremony and at the reception following. Thank you so much for helping to make our special day even more special!

Kristin Kessler, , Wedding (November 22, 2019)

A great musician but an even greater tutor. Bualadh bos!

Sean Lyons, , Party (November, 2019)

Aine Mae and I along with our guests thoroughly enjoyed her music at our wedding ceremony in Lahinch. A wonderful melody of Irish hymns and contemporary music made our day more personal and special. We highly recommend her for your special day. Truly amazing.

Aine Mae and Tommy Crowley, Lahinch, Wedding (May, 2019)

Thanks so much for playing at our wedding. You went above and beyond, even learning additional songs for us and it helped make the day so special. The music at the reception really helped set the tone and was played amazingly. We'd definitely recommend her if you're looking for someone to play at your event. Thanks again

Mark and Catherine, , Wedding (January, 2019)

We recently had her play at our wedding, she was extremely helpful from the get go, she had an extensive list of examples that she had used at other weddings and was very helpful at working with us to incorporate the music choices that we had selected for the day. The music was absolutely beautiful, she played with a friend of hers, Sharon, on the cello. Everyone complimented the music from the church and the drinks reception, that you both are very approachable and could see the passion you have for music. Thank you

Noelle and Dan, , Wedding (January, 2019)

She and her brother played at our humanist ceremony and drinks reception this weekend in Ennistymon. We are so happy they were available because having them sing and play made our day even more special. Calum and I were very unorganised and only decided on the songs for our ceremony fairly last minute but they were very accommodating and flexible. She played the harp and he sang and played guitar. They played a lovely mix of songs that suited our relaxed celebration and everyone complimented the music. We would highly recommend them. They are both extremely talented and professional musicians. Thanks for being part of our wedding day!

Niamh & Calum, Ennistymon, Wedding (September, 2019)

Great musician & really sweet too ?

Heather Lewin, , Party (August 17, 2018)

She is a fantastic musician whose effortless talents are difficult to encapsulate. Her musical abilities combined with her professionalism ensures she is an absolute pleasure to work with let alone listen to. In addition she is polite, friendly and incredibly endearing. I would highly recommended her for any event and especially for a wedding because she endeavours to make every one feel special through her music which in itself is a rare quality. I look forward to working with her again in the future.

Miriam Farrell Fitzgerald, , Party (April, 2018)

She is a professional, talented, gifted and reliable. I have had the pleasure of performing alongside her at two very important events in the past, and on both occasions, she has remained extremely committed and dedicated to the cause, and performed to an extremely high standard. In addition, she is kind, polite and friendly, and has always been willing to assist me when I have required it. I would have no hesitation in recommending this talented performer and her exceptional music skills to anyone!

Rose Bessie Carey, , Party (April, 2018)

I cannot thank her and her brother enough for playing at our wedding ceremony & reception yesterday. They were spectacular highly talented amazing. You made our day so special so thank you so very much.

Ailish Breen, , Wedding (June, 2017)

Excellent and beautiful. Wishing her the best in her chosen career.

Oliver Mchale, , Party (December, 2016)

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