An evening of classical harp music and a talk by leading historian and broadcaster, Dr Eamon Phoenix, is due to take place on 21 June at the First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street in Belfast.
The event, ‘A Midsummer Celebration of the 1792 Harp Festival’ will be in aid of Brain Injury Matters, the charity dedicated to supporting people with Acquired Brain Injury to rebuild their lives.
The 1792 Harp Festival was a four-day event organised by Dr. James McDonnell, Robert Bradshaw and Henry Joy (proprietor of the Belfast News-Letter and uncle to Henry Joy McCracken). The purpose of the festival was to revive an interest in harp music and to collect the music of the harpers and note their style of playing for future generations.
Due to popular demand, this is the second talk that Dr Eamon Phoenix will give for the rehabilitation charity in recent months - the previous event selling out.
Irish Harpist James Patience and Family, who have played at venues all over Northern Ireland and even for the Queen, will perform at the event paying tribute to the 1792 festival.
The pre-event reception, sponsored by Winemark, takes place from 7pm with the performance from 7.30pm to 9pm.
Tickets are only £10 and can be purchased by emailing email@example.com or calling 028 9070 5125.