What's On In and Around Bushmills

Today to Wed 3 Aug, by distance closest first.

Billy Old Rectory - Open Garden for NGS

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A mature 3 acre garden on an historic site. Front of the Georgian rectory is a large lawn with mature trees, an ancient well and a developing woodland garden with a small fernery.
Billy Old Rectory, Bushmills BT57 8YH
Sat 16 Jul, Sun 17 Jul, Sat 13 Aug, Sun 14 Aug

Denis Hempson, the Harper and his Legacy presented by M Doherty & F Pe

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This is a joint project with the National Trust to commemorate the 1792 Harp Assembly. A number of Charitable groups have come together to put on this event.
Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne Mussenden Road Castlerock BT51 4RP
Sat 9 Jul

A Tribute to harper Denis Hempson

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This is the first event of the Harps Alive festival celebrating the 230th anniversary of the famous Belfast Harpers Assemble. Join Niall Comer and world famous Harper Aoibheann UÍ Dhoibhlin.
St Aidan’s Duncrun Road Magilligan BT49 0JD
Sat 9 Jul

Beechmount House Garden - Open Garden for NGS

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A large country garden on three sides of house with herbaceous plants, mixed shrub borders and trees. Lawns and a large elevated rockery offer stunning views of the surrounding Co Antrim countryside.
Beechmount House Garden, Ballyclare BT39 9SP
Sat 23 Jul and Sun 24 Jul

From Mayo to Belfast - Harper Hugh Higgins's story with Laoise Kelly

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Winner of the TG 4 Gradam na Bliana, Laoise Kelly journeys with harper, Hugh Higgins from Mayo to Belfast and tells his story.
The Duncairn Duncairn Avenue Belfast BT14 6BP
Sun 17 Jul

The A-Z of Harp-Making with Brian Waugh and harper Katy Bustard

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Brian Waugh of Turmennan Harps and harper, Katy Bustard host this workshop. Did you ever wonder how harps are made, how the wood is chosen, how the beautiful sonorous tone emerges from a chunk of...
Shankill Road Library 298-300 Shankill Road Belfast BT13 2BN
Sat 16 Jul

Discovering the Secrets of the Early Irish Harp

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Would you like to learn more about, and even get your hands on a copy of an ancient Irish harp and be taught a tune?
Clifton House 2 Clifton Street Belfast BT15 1ES
Sat 16 Jul

Harps Alive Gala finale concert - A tribute to the Belfast Harp Orches

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The Festival culminates with a celebration of our living tradition showing the exciting trajectory of harping at the present time.
St Joseph’s Church Sailortown 9 Princes Dock Street Belfast BT1 3AA
Sun 17 Jul

Taking the Tune Workshop / Harp Moments: Sharing our Harp Music Concer

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Come along to St Joseph’s Sailortown for our ‘three-tunes to go’ challenge. See how quickly you can pick up a harp tune from Luke Webb, Eilis Lavelle and Lauren O’Neill.
St Joseph’s Church Sailortown 9 Princes Dock Street Belfast BT1 3AA
Sun 17 Jul

Strike Up the Harp with Harper Lauren O'Neill and Eugene McKenna Fiddl

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Harp Alive festival is delighted to present a Harp and Fiddle session at the Deer'`s Head in the middle of Belfast.
The Deer’s Head 1-3 Lower Garfield Street Belfast BT1 1FP
Fri 15 Jul

Seinnigí Linn le Cormac de Barra: Ceardlann Cruite agus Ceolchoirm

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Internationally acclaimed harper Cormac De Barra invites you to a workshop at An Chultúrlann in Belfast. No matter what your standard, come along and take part.
An Culturlann Falls Road Belfast BT12 6AH
Sun 17 Jul

Northern Stars: Meet 3 shining lights of Irish harping:

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Three shining lights of Irish harping and members of Cruit Éireann, Harp Ireland, Ciara Taaffe, Adam O’Neill and Gráinne Meyer come together to showcase their diverse styles in a lunchtime concert of
First Presbyterian Church 41 Rosemary Street Belfast BT1 1QB
Sat 16 Jul

230 years a-harping with renowned Irish harpers

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Harpers from all over Ireland gather to recreate the Belfast Harpers Assembly held around this time 230 years ago.
First Presbyterian Church 41 Rosemary Street Belfast BT1 1QB
Sat 16 Jul

Denis Hempson- the Harper and his Legacy presented by M Doherty and F

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As part of the Harp Alive festival Mark Doherty will be giving a talk on Denis Hempson.
First Presbyterian Church 41 Rosemary Street Belfast BT1 1QB
Sat 16 Jul

Citizens Manifestation outside Assembly Rooms

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A gathering in support of the case for taking the Assembly Rooms into public ownership for cultural use.
First Presbyterian Church 41 Rosemary Street Belfast BT1 1QB
Sat 16 Jul

Harps Alive Festival Launch at the Linen Hall Library

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With Harpers Adam O```` `Neill and Laoise Kelly The Linen Hall Library is a unique institution and a veritable Aladdin’s Cave for harpers as it stores all of the music collected by Edward Bunting
Linen Hall Library 17 Donegall Square North Belfast BT1 5GB
Fri 15 Jul

Harps are Fun!: Children's harp workshop with harper, Sharon Carroll

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Harper Sharon Carroll delves into the magic of Irish legend and invites children to come along to be spellbound by enchanting harp sounds and intriguing stories.
Skainos Bldg, Newtownards Road 239 Newtownards Road Belfast BT4 1AF
Sat 16 Jul

Breadboy

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British Youth Music Theatre presents: Breadboy Lyric Theatre, Belfast | 28-31 July 2022 What Paperboy did next?
55 Ridgeway St, Belfast BT9 5FB
Thu 28 Jul to Sun 31 Jul

Music, Dance & Meditation

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Part of the all Ireland tour, this promises to be a life changing experience that will leave you feeling a level of pure joy that you most likely have never experienced.
The Strule Arts Centre BT78 1BL
Fri 8 Jul
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Tattykeel House Garden - Open Garden for NGS

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A country garden of approximately 1½ acres created over a 30 year period, planted with conifers, shrubs, roses and perennials.
Tattykeel House Garden, Omagh BT79 0BN
Sat 30 Jul and Sun 31 Jul

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