Claire Roche, a musician to harp on about

Claire Roche

A musician to harp on about…

“From Then To The Here And Now” album Out Oct 12th 2018

Gigs: Listed below.

We think of a harp and what it sounds like and usually relate to the harp as a solo instrument for playing tunes. Then we think of singers and what they sound like. Let us now merge the two, which is a musical path of uniqueness, passion and intimacy that is present during a performance by Claire.

In a world of shattered dreams the artist must celebrate the comely and the beautiful, whether it is valid at least it’s honest, as Claire writes in a stream of consciousness from the silver trickles of her past and indeed the vast landscape of Irelands mythological tales and historical events and happenings.

Rather than just play tunes, Claire has chosen the harp to be her accompaniment, her choir, her veil to the “otherworld”. Her words, music and passion gently warms the hearts of those present and fires their spirits into passion, courage, tears, love and laughter.


 After earning a degree in English and Literature at University College, Dublin and a diploma in Anglo Irish Literature from Trinity College, Dublin Claire advanced her intimate studies into literature through to a Master of Arts Degree. Already a piano player and writer of passionate, intimate and poetic songs, Claire experienced a calling to study playing the harp that she soon used as her accompaniment for sharing her songs.

Claire studied Irish harp with Mairin Ferritear at Sion Hill Convent, Dublin,Concert harp with Catriona Yeats at the College of Music, Dublin, and Denise Kelly of the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin who continues to be her mentor.

Not only is Claire’s music unique, but it is emotionally moving especially when we are present in her live performance. This new Radio EP encompasses 4 key tracks from her upcoming album “From Then To The Here And Now” which will be released in Oct 2018.

Gigs and events:

Grand Hotel Wicklow Friday 28th September.

Email claire@claireroche.com 01 283 5135 or 087 289 5525

Carrowcrory Cottage, Co Sligo Monday October 1st.

This is a private tour to visit the Labyrinths, guided by John Willmott and to hear Claire’s music. Visitors are welcome in the evening by appointment.

Email claire@claireroche.com or 087 289 5525

Mount Stewart House near Belfast, Northern Ireland. 8 pm Saturday October 6th

‘Yeat’s Women ‘ by Glynis Casson who is joined in performance by Daniel Costello and Claire Roche who sings some of her settings of poems by W. B .Yeats.

Woodford House, Booterstown Dublin, Thursday Oct 18th

Album launch & FREE GIG from 7pm – 10pm first come first served! https://www.clairerochemusic.com/p/live-events.html

Carrowcrory Cottage, Co Sligo Sunday Nov 4th

This is a private tour to visit the Labyrinths, guided by John Willmott and to hear Claire’s music. Visitors are welcome in the evening by appointment.

Email claire@claireroche.com or 087 289 5525

For more information on Claire please visit:

http://www.clairerochemusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/clairerochemusic/

https://soundcloud.com/celticways

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