Performances of ‘The King of The Fairies’, a child-centred adaptation of Fairy Harp: Ceol Sí throughout Wicklow Library Services. Following an intense period of research and development with the Learning & Participation Department of The Irish Chamber Orchestra and their partner schools in county Limerick, this interactive concert and workshop series connects with Wicklow’s younger audiences of school children, toddlers and babies with Irish fairy stories and some captivating 19th-century harp repertoire inspired by the fairies and their antics. Performances in every Wicklow Library branch throughout February.
Funded by Wicklow County Arts Office Strategic Project Awards 2024 supported by Creative Ireland.
Aisling Ennis is a Wicklow-based harpist who enjoys a varied portfolio career as a musician, creator and educator. Her work encompasses a broad array of self-directed solo and collaborative projects. More recently her work has explored the Victorian Fairy Hysteria that swept the world and the resulting harp repertoire. A mother of three, she strives to strike a balance between her artistic work and raising her three young children. Aisling’s work is generously supported by Arts Council Ireland, Wicklow Arts Office and the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht.