Concert options

Our standard production is a full concert programme with the core orchestra group of 9 harpers, a lead singer, piper (bagpiper and uilleann pipes) and percussionist with a team of professional Irish dancers, more singers and guest instrumentalists.   We have performed many times in venues such as the Munich Philharmonic Hall, the Dusseldorf Tonhalle, Amsterdam Concertgebouw 

Other productions
For venues such as churches or heritage buildings, we have particularly relevant programmes that can be adapted to your event.  

Corporate events
Whether for background music through a reception or dinner – and / or for a special after-dinner performance, this is a specialism.  We have on many occasions provided the entertainment at Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, Farmleigh House, Aras an Uachtarain, Dromoland Castle, Phoenix Park … 

Small venues
We are happy to provide promotional material for some of the other ensemble groups at the Irish Harp Centre.  


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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