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Grainne Hambly


Academic, Teaching & Busy Bits (Courtesy of the Artist�s site to 2000).

� 1993 - 96 BMus, Queen's University Belfast.
� 1997 - 98 MA in Musicology at Queen's University - main research topic the harp in 18th-century Ireland, and the collections of folk music at that time.
� 1998 - 99 Graduate Diploma in Education (Music), University of Limerick

Instrumental Teaching
� 1994 TTCT (Teastas i dTeagasc Ceolta Tire) diploma for teaching the Irish harp, at advanced level - awarded by Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and the Department of Education
� Private and workshops, as well as at several annual summerschools
� HarpFest and the Glencolmcille Summer School (Harp Foundation Ireland Ltd)
� Scoil Eigse (Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann) 1996 - 2001
� Festival International de Harpe Celtique,Dinan, 1995
� 20th Mosenberg Harp Festival 1999
� Celtic Days on Lake Constance 2000
� Monthly workshops in Isle of Man for Manx Heritage Foundation

Group Performances
� Member of the Belfast Harp Orchestra (Orchestra leader, 1996 - 1999)
_ Founded by Janet Harbison (director) in 1992 in commemoration of the bicentenary of the 1792 Belfast Harper's Assembly. The orchestra has toured extensively in the UK, Europe and the USA, and have produced various recordings, including Carillon and Colmcille (Columban Suite composed by Janet Harbison in commemoration of the death of St Columba in 597AD) and have also featured with the Chieftains on The Celtic Harp.
� Member of the Belfast based group Clarsheree
_ Specialising in Irish music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Recording Feasting with Carolan.
� Member of the Irish National Harp Ensemble.
_ Toured Britain in 1996 with the popular show 'Spirit of the Dance'. Performance in Norway 1998, with the show 'Celtic Crossroads'.
� Member of National Folk Orchestra (CCE)
_ Performances include 'Slad agus Sl�n�' and the 'Millennium Suite'.

Solo Performances
� Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann tours:
_ Ireland (1996), Britain (1995) and North America (1996).
� Festival Interceltique de Lorient, 1996,1997
� International Harp Festival
_ Tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland organised by R�diger Oppermann in 1996.
� Concerts in Italy
_ Performances in various venues, including Bergamo, Verona, Rovito (Chiesa S. Sofia) and Colugna (Teatro Bon).
� 2000

Recording Credits
� 2 Tracks on the CCE production 'Come with me over the Mountain'
� 2 Tracks on the compilation CD 'Art of Harp', Vol. 1
� CD - Between the Showers

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