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Our Past House Concerts

Harp of Tara also sponsors a regular series of House Concerts and Workshops with visiting Irish Musicians. Kingston had not been a stop on musical tours until we started these house concerts of Irish traditional music, which have brought some memorable moments for all involved.

  • Uilleann Pipes Reed-Making Workshop with Joe Kennedy, co-sponsored with local pipers

  • Maeve Donnelly and Steve Baughman - Fiddle and Guitar workshops

  • Diorma - 2004 workshops with Niamh Dunne (Fiddle), Lindsay Moynagh (Harp), Thomas Johnston (Pipes), Shane Greene (Accordion)

  • Michael Rooney and June McCormack - 2004 Flute and Harp Workshops

  • Spraoi - 2005 Workshops with Dan MacDonald (Fiddle), Kelley Hood (Pipes), Greig Cairns (Guitar) , Pat Simmonds (Accordion).

  • Laura Risk And Paddy League - Fiddle and Bodhrán workshops

  • Flook Concert, co-sponsored, at the Octave Theatre. 2005

  • Patrick Ourceau and Deborah Quigley - 2006 Immersion Weekend, Fiddle and Pipes

  • Maeve Donnelly and Tony MacManus - 2007 Fiddle and Guitar Workshops

  • Patrick Ourceau and Deborah Quigley - 2007 Immersion Weekend, Fiddle and Pipes

  • Steafan Hannigan and Saskia Tomkins - Fiddle, Bodhrán, whistle flute and pipes, playing together. 2007

  • Patrick Ourceau and Deborah Quigley - 2008 Immersion Weekend, Fiddle and Pipes

  • Paul Legrand - Irish Language Weekend Fiddle Workshop. April 2009

  • Liz Carroll and John Doyle Concert, Fiddle and Guitar Workshops. April 2009

  • Steafan Hannagan, Saskia Tomkins, Karen Light Immersion Weekend. Bohdran, Fiddle, Whistle. May 2009

  • Patrick Ourceau - 2010 Fiddle Immersion Weekend

  • Mark Finnan, John Hoffman, Glen Caradus 'The Corktown Man, in  Story and Song' and 'Music, poetry and song related to the life of D'Arcy McGee. October 2010

  • Patrick Ourceau - 2011 Fiddle Immersion Weekend

  • Liz and Yvonne Kane, and Edel Fox. 2011 Fiddle, Concertina and Repertoire worships, and House Concert

  • Patrick Ourceau - 2012 Fiddle Immersion Weekend

  • The Ballad of d'Arcy McGee, in story and Song - Mark Finnan, Glenn Caradus, John Hoffman and Michael Ketemer March 2012

  • St Patrick's Wheelchair Ceilis March 15, 2012- SMOL Cafeteria


  • Liz and Yvonne Kane - Workshops and House Concert July 29, 2012

  • Kelli Trottier and Greg Sim - Workshop and House Concert September 13, 2012

  • Patrick Ourceau and Ivan Goff - Fiddle and Flute Immersion Weekend January 25-7, 2013

  • Nuala Kennedy and Andrew Hillhouse - Workshops and House Concert February 15, 2013

  • Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly - Workshops and House Concert March 22, 2013

  • Pat O'Connor and Eoghan O'Sullivan - House Concert March 24, 2013

  • Kevin Burke - Workshop and House Concert September 10, 2013

  • Steafan Hannigan and Saskia Tomkins - multiple workshops throughout the year

  • St Patrick's Wheelchair Ceilis March 13 &14, 2013- St Mary's and Providence Care

  • Patrick Ourceau and Ivan Goff - Fiddle and Flute Immersion Weekend January, 2014

  • Michael 'Blackie' O'Connell and Cyril O'Donoghue March 17, 2014

  • Kelli Trottier and Greg Sim - Workshop and House Concert April 05, 2014. Photos

  • Paddy Keenan and Brian Tahenny - House Concert August 1st 2014

  • Saskia Tomkins and Steafan Hannigan - House Concert and Workshops January 11, 2015

  • Pascal Gemme and Yann Falquet - House Concert January 22nd, 2015

  • Alan Reid and Rob Van Sant (ex Battlefield Band) March 29, 2015

  • Paul Legrand - Workshops April 2015

  • Patrick Ourceau and Ivan Goff - Fiddle and Flute Immersion Weekend April 18-10, 2015

  • Four Winds August 12, 2015

  • Blackie O'Connell and Cyril O'Donaghue October 9th 2015

  • Gerry (Fiddle) O'Connor November 16 2015

  • The Outside Track February 29, 2016

  • Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh May 20, 2016

  • Barrule (Isle of Man) June 27, 2016

  • Paddy Keenan and Brian Tahenny July 8, 2016

  • Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh May 20th 2016

  • Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch March 12, 2017

  • Ailie Roberts and Mari Rankin  May 29 2017

  • Blackie O'Connell and Cyril O'Donaghue September 28 2017

  • Blackie O’Connell and Cyril O’Donoghue September 25 2017

  • Seán Tyrrell October 28, 2017

  • Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson April 4. 2018

  • June McCormack and Michael Rooney July 21 2018

  • Fánaid, Traditional Music from Belfast. Saturday July 13th  2019

  • Brid Harper, Fiddle and Tony O'Connell, Concertina. October 7, 2019