|Harbison Harp Studio / Irish Harp Centre Online / Irish Harp Orchestra
Born in Dublin on August 1st, 1955, Janet Harbison is
acknowledged as one of Ireland's most prominent traditional harpers and
pioneering personalities in the Irish harp music scene. She is an authoritative
resource on the history and music of the Irish harp and ethnic music.
To describe Janet as an influential teacher would be to tell only half of the story. She is also a prolific composer, a talented performer, writer and producer.
She established the Harp Orchestras in order to provide her students with the opportunity to perform in public and to develop careers as professional harpers.
As a composer she realized that there was little ‘new’ music being written for the Irish harp and set about correcting the imbalance. Her arrangements are widely used and harpers worldwide await her new publications with bated breath.
With more than 20 years of performance, composition, teaching and promoting the tradition of harping she has a staggering number accolades to her name.
"…wonderfully attractive, professional, faultless, highly delightful
and charming, Janet Harbison’s performances are technically impeccable,
and always most subtle, musical and expressive.”
The Irish Harp Orchestra and The National Harp Orchestra.
The Irish Harp Orchestra is a professional touring company while The National
Harp Orchestra is a junior stage production company with membership from
11 years upward. The Irish Harp Orchestra grew out of the junior orchestra
and featured on a Grammy Award winning album with the Chieftains. This
is an internationally touring company which features up to 16 harpers and
8 other musicians, singers and a team of up to 32 dancers in large scales
Harbison Harp Studio / Irish Harp Centre Online / Irish Harp Orchestra
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|Title (click titles for further info on this web site)
|Traditional Irish Harp Tutor for Junior Beginners
|Purchase Janet Harbison recordings from our online shop
|Albums - click cover for details on this site
|The Belfast Years
1992 - 2002