Competitions

April 6 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

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Under 18 Solo Harp

Requirements:

Minimum 3 years playing experience.

Own choice of “celtic” music for a minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 minutes, performed continuously. Points will be deducted if over or under this time. Special attention should be paid to selection of tunes, and efforts should be made to play tunes other than jigs, reels and hornpipes, e.g. explore also the music from other celtic nations to provide as much variety as possible.Newly composed tunes are welcome provided they stay in the traditional celtic style.

List of pieces has to be given to adjudicators or organisers before the start of all competitions. Prizes : Cash prizes and Rita O’Dowd Perpetual Cup

Group Competition (Open Age)

Requirements:

Minimum of 3 musicians and maximum of 6 members and must feature minimum 1 harp.

Own choice of “celtic” music for a minimum of 5 and maximum of 8 minutes, performed continuously. Points will be deducted if over or under this time. Special attention should be paid to selection of tunes, and efforts should be made to play tunes other than jigs, reels and hornpipes, e.g. explore also the music from other celtic nations to provide as much variety as possible. Newly composed tunes are welcome provided they stay in the traditional celtic style.
An effort should be made to ensure that the harp is the central focus of the arrangement.

List of pieces has to be given to adjudicators or organisers before the start of all competitions. Prizes : Cash prizes and Rita O’Dowd Perpetual Cup

New: 

Harp Ensemble Competition

Requirements

Minimum of 3 harpers and maximum of 6 (open age)

To perform two individual pieces of music which feature arrangement and harmony. Special attention should be paid to selection of tunes, and efforts should be made to play tunes other than jigs, reels and hornpipes, e.g. explore also the music from other celtic nations to provide as much variety as possible. Newly composed tunes are welcome provided they stay in the traditional celtic style.

Novice Competition

Requirements

Competitors must have less than 2 years’ harping experience of any kind and must not have won any type of harp competition. Two tunes of own choice.

COMPETITIONS ENTRY FEES

€10 solo competition

€20 group competition
Public will be admitted free of charge

Tickets

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Single Entry
10,00
Unlimited
Group Entry
20,00
Unlimited

Competition Rules

  1. Ensemble competition is open to all ages. Harp solo is for competitors under 18 years old. Harp Ensemble competition is open age. Novice competition is open age. Proof of age may be requested by the committee.
  2. All entry forms for competitors under 18 years of age must be signed by a parent or guardian.
  3. In order that 3 Prizes per competition may be awarded it will be necessary to have at least 4 competitors (4 solos / 4 Ensembles) in any competition.
  4. If a competitor is not present when called for the competition he/she/they may be disqualified.
  5. The committee will not be responsible for any at loss of, or damage to, competitor’s property.
  6. For competitors’ full names and adresses must be listed on the entry forms
  7. Any objection must be written and signed by objector and handed to the secretary together with a fee of €10 within fifteen minutes of the close of competition and before the adjudicators decision is announced.
  8. The decision of the committee shall be final and binding in respect of all matters relating to the competitions and this shall be accepted by each competitor.
  9. Each competitor on entering the competition will be deemed to have read and accepted these rules.
  10. Entries must be in accordance with these rules, fee(s) must be payed, and validity of an entry is the responsibility of the competitor.
  11. Entries fees cannot be reumbursed once paid.
  12. Entries are at the discretion of the committee.
  13. Each competitor will have his/her wristband to compete.
  14. Competitions will be acoustic only.
  15. Competition entry deadline is: 5th of April 2024.

Details

Date:
April 6
Time:
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost:
€10,00
Event Category:

Organizer

Tuamgraney Harp Festival
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St Joseph’s Church

Ballyquin
Tuamgraney, Co. Clare V94 PW40 Ireland
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