March 2012 - "Royal Harpist" to Play at Clans of Ireland Conferring

pic of harpist Áine Ní Dhubhghaill

Clans of Ireland is delighted to announce that harpist Áine Ní Dhubhghaill has agreed to perform at the conferring of the Clans of Ireland Order of Merit in the Mansion House, Dublin on the 28th April. Áine is from Dublin and was immersed in Irish traditional music from an early age. She has had numerous performances at harp festivals and concerts around the world including the US, Hungary, the Netherlands, Brittany, Wales, Scotland, England, Germany and Vietnam. She has premiered compositions by one of Scotland’s foremost harper composers, Savourna Stevenson and Dr Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin. Her recordings include several film scores and CDs and a feature on renowned Irish broadcaster Ciarán MacMathúna's RTÉ’s "A Touch of the Master's Hand" and the recently released RTÉ CD “ Masters of the Irish Harp”. As a Concert Harpist, Áine has played with orchestras and ensembles including the RTÉCO and the RTÉNSO. She teaches harp at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and has been a committee member of Cairde na Cruite for many years. Áine is co-editor of Rogha na gCruitirí, Harpers’ Choice – 100 traditional tunes for Irish harp, published by Cairde na Cruite in 2010 to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. In May 2011 she was chosen by President McAleese to play for Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Áras an Uachataráin.