PORTLAND – Mainely Celtic Harps, an exposition and celebration of the Celtic harp, will be presented Saturday, April 16, at the Maine Irish Heritage Center on State Street.

A display and demonstration area is free to the public from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Song of the Sea music store from Bar Harbor and the Harp Connection of Salem, Mass., will have harps on display and for sale as well as books, CDs and other harp-related items.

An ongoing open-mike harp circle and hands-on demo will allow the public to hear and try their hand at various harps.

During the afternoon, there will be special workshops on a variety of subjects including, Harps and Healing, The Celtic Harp Tradition, and Harpbuilding and Historic Reproduction with master harp-builder Jay Witcher. Admission pass to all workshops is $5 for the afternoon.

An evening concert featuring regional musicians Regina Delaney, Jane Wilcox Hively and Julia Lane of Castlebay will begin at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $15; with workshop pass, $10.

FMI: call 529-5438; or contact the Irish Heritage Center at 780-0118.


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