Irish harpist, Laura O’Reilly hails from Granard, County Longford. Having begun her studies on the piano at the age of eight her love of music quickly sparked. The opportunity to learn to harp so close to home in her own hometown provided Laura the chance to take on the Irish Harp alongside the piano with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Laura completed her grades in both instruments and gained a love of performing, especially with the Harp. Her love of music in secondary school was further instilled by a great music programme and encouraging music teachers. She enjoyed performing both solo and with others, so she joined two music groups, a Céilí Band and Grúpa Ceoil. Upon completing secondary school, Laura went on to earn a Bachelor of Education from St. Patrick’s College with music as her chosen subject. She is an accomplished harpist. She has performed for many years at various functions and festivals all over Ireland for various dignitaries, both political and international.
She has tutored both at private lessons at home and at children’s workshops for harp at the Granard Traditional Harp Festival over a number of years. This was a demanding and responsible position to provide a dynamic learning atmosphere where fun is integrated with music. Co-ordinating and organizing group work was an important duty. She mostly worked with children and teenagers that range from local children to international visitors. Laura also helped with the organisation of competitions where competitors came from all over the world.
She has taken part in many festivals, such as The Síar Scéal Festival and Maria Edgeworth Literary Festival. Laura’s love of literature truly integrated with music whilst working alongside international poets and creative writers.
Along with her Primary School teaching career, Laura is currently the Resident Harpist at Lough Rynn Castle and Estate in County Leitrim for the last two years. If you would like to hear her play, why not come along to one of her performances during the week? Here is a link; http://www.loughrynn.ie/?gclid=COe7rrTFxbcCFbQ82wodwxQAuQ
Laura is currently accepting bookings for all events including weddings and has a great deal of experience in performing at such events.
If you are interested in booking Laura to play at weddings, private functions etc. then please feel free to get in touch.
To contact Laura via email, contact her on email@example.com