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Emer Ní Scolaí playing her harp in the ITMA Studio

Emer Ní Scolaí, the harper bringing Grier to a new generation

Transition Year 2020 brought another wonderful young traditional music student through our doors in February. As well as practical archiving experience with staff, we guided harper Emer to the online Stephen Grier Manuscript Collection. Emer takes up the story of her time in ITMA .

Laoise Kelly, harp
Example of Larry Fisher quilted maple harp

“It still amazes me that tunes that come so close to extinction, with the hard work of many diligent people, can be saved, digitised and made public to live and be played again. I, as a musician, am very grateful for that.”

Emer Ní Scolaí, TY at ITMA 2020
Tony Adair, march learned by Emer from Grier Manuscript Collection, ITMA

Tony Adare, march / Emer Ní Scolaí, harp

“I would definitely recommend visiting the ITMA on Merrion Square if you are a musician or if you are someone with a keen interest in traditional Irish music.”

Emer Ní Scolaí, TY at ITMA 2020