Historical Harp Society of Ireland

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Professional early harper moves to Ireland

The HHSI is very pleased to welcome to Ireland Javier Sáinz, the Spanish historical harper who has just moved from his native Cantabria in northern Spain to Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.

Javier is already familiar to many of Ireland’s early harpers since he was a guest tutor at Scoil na gCláirseach 05. A specialist in early Irish harp, he will shortly start giving lessons in the city centre in Dublin each Saturday. His areas include early Irish and Scottish repertoire on wire-strung harp and also English and continental Renaissance and baroque repertoire on single and multi-row gut-strung harps.

Anyone interested in taking this opportunity to study with him should contact him directly:

Javier Sáinz
C/o Vaughan
Columcille
Thomastown
Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7793323
Email:javier.sainz@clarsach.net
Web: http://www.clarsach.net/javier.sainz/

To have a professional historical harper available for tutoring on a regular basis in Dublin is a very exciting plus in the world of early Irish harp, so we wish him all the very best here!

Siobhán Armstrong
Chair – HHSI
www.irishharp.org