The competitions as usual are a big draw to the festival with over 80 competitors last year, due to the increased numbers and the organised mayem on the morning of registration, this year we urge you to pay in advance and avoid filling in registration for both competitions and workshops. To avail of this facility please visit Booking Office page.
2.00pm Harps a Wonder
(a) Open age
(b) Five minute medley of Traditional Irish Music
(c) One compulsory O'Carolan piece must be included
(d) Group to comprise of three harps
(e) Harmony and arrangement on the harp to be explored
2.00pm Under 10: Two Traditional Tunes
2.00pm 10-12: Two Traditional Contrasting Tunes
2.00pm 12-15: One O'Carolan & One Traditional Tune
3.30pm 15-18: One O'Carolan & Two Contrasting Traditional Tunes
3.30pm Carolan's Choice: Two O'Carolan Tunes (Open Age)
Entry Fees: Solo Competition €10 per person
Harps a Wonder €15 per group
Prizes: O'Carolan Perpetual Cups & Crystal
Harps a Wonder: First Prize Only
Carolan's Choice : €200 Cash - First Prize Only
Rules: Under 18 competitors as of January 1st, 2019
Competitors must compete only in their own age group.
Remember! Ages are calculated at 1st January in the year of the competition. Eg 'Under 12' does not mean 12 and under.
For example, if you are already 12 on January 1st 2019, you are not eligible for an 'Under 12' competition and must choose the next category.
'Harps a Wonder' competition - competitors may only compete once.