Primarily a harpist, multi-instrumentalist Janet Harbison was born in Dublin in 1955. By 1981, she had won every Irish national harp competition and a number of international prizes, including the Isle of Man Millennium Competition and Festival International de l’Harpe Celtique (Awen Trophy). She studied at Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin College of Music and Cork University.
In 1984, she moved to Belfast to pursue doctoral research and was awarded a two-year Research Fellowship at the Institute of Irish Studies at Queens University, together with an honorary doctorate from the University of Ulster, a Flax Trust award for her work with Irish music and Education toward Mutual Understanding (Peace and Reconciliation) in the North of Ireland and a number of awards for her work with the Belfast Harp Orchestra. She is currently Visiting Professor of (Irish) Music at the University of Ulster, Derry.
London Irish Centre
Sun 29th Oct
£10 / £6 under 18s