Meet the Orchestra

Our Vocalists

Sarah O Kennedy                   

Brett Pruneau


The Harpers

Gerard Coughlan        Harp and whistle

Eimear Coughlan        Harp and whistle

Laura Flannery

Roisin Harbison          Harp and Fiddle

Sanna Jurvanen

Ivanna McMahon

Lorcan Russell


Our musicians

Mark Redmond                          Uilleann Pipes, Flute and Whistles  

Benedict Groh                           Bagpipes                     

Patrick Garrett Olsen                Flutes & Whistles

Michael Kerr                              Fiddle  

Niall Preston                              Bodhran, Flute and Percussion


Our Dancers

Shane McAvinchey

Niamh Darcy                          

Teresa Donohoe

Ruadh Duggan

Ciara Faber

Eamonn Moloney

Sarah Sloyan

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  • Management

    Janet Harbison
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  • Testimonials

    Janet Harbison is one of Ireland’s greatest champions of harp music…Sean RaffertyBBC
    Janet Harbison: the human dynamo dedicated to spreading the gospel of the harpGeoff Harden, Irish Music MagazineVol.1 No.8
    The CD Carillon is entirely professional, faultless, has perfect sound and acoustic presence and is highly delightful and charming. The music is wonderfully attractive, so intelligently arranged and laid out, and the performances are technically impeccable, neat and always most subtle, musical and e…Derek BellHarper with the Chieftains
    We have to lift the best out of all traditions and that’s what we’re not good at. We’re good at dividing, we’re good at nit-picking, but we have to be prepared to lift and to work to all our strengths rather than to pick on our weaknesses – and this orchestra is doing exactly that. It’s lifting piec…Alasdair Mc Donnell Deputy Lord Mayor Of Belfast, Belfast City CouncilUTV News
    The Belfast Harp Orchestra are carrying on a long association between the harp and the city [of Belfast]. They have performed to great acclaim in France and America and have just returned from a tour of England. Their presiding genius is Janet Harbison who is one of Ireland’s most accomplished – and…Sean Rafferty, "29 Bedford Street"BBC
    Janet Harbison is an indomitable lady. Having assembled a cast of more than 70 for the Belfast Harp Orchestra’s showcase at the Waterfront, she was not going to let a serious dose of ‘flu stand in her way ….. [the whole cast] more than achieved their stated aim of presenting the music, song and danc…GEOFF HARDEN, Music CriticNewsletter
    There is , perhaps, no other event in the opening festival of the Belfast Waterfront Hall which reflects so accurately the wishes of the organisers that the prestigious new venue should provide something for everyone in our divided community as much as .. the concert by the Belfast Harp Orchestra, w…DAMIAN MURRAY, Music CriticIrish News
    As Riverdance popularised Irish dancing and Brendan Voyage brought the uilleann pipes to a wider public, so the [Irish] Harp Orchestra is animating a huge interest in the Irish harp. And it’s almost entirely due to Janet and her modern mix with tradition…ANNE HAILESThe Irish News