|Lead organisation||Cairde na Cruite|
|Dates||30 June 2013|
Cairde na Cruite will present a gala concert to launch its annual Irish harp festival, An Chúirt Chruitireachta, which takes place at An Grianán in Termonfechin.
The concert will feature a collaboration between harpers from Scotland, Wales, Denmark and Ireland, as well as other leading Irish musicians. The collaboration will compare and contrast the diverse styles of harp-playing, music outputs and styles between very different performers from different backgrounds, whose practice has been shaped by a myriad of different cultural influences.
The concert will mark the end of the Irish Presidency and it will celebrate the beginning of an exciting journey for festival participants and audiences. In addition to its unique programme of concerts combining harp and percussion, the festival also welcomes harpers of all standards from advanced players to absolute beginners to participate in workshops guided by the festival's specialist tutors.