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Performer

Dr. Janet Harbison

Performer – Composer – Teacher – Stage Producer

  • Acclaimed and world-travelled solo performer since mid 1970s
  • Performances at state occasions for Presidents, Royalty, Celebrities, VIPS
  • Performed with and composed for Chieftains, flautist James Galway, pop singers: Brian Kennedy and Peter Corry, and for Polygram/Universal, BBC, BBC NI, UTV, Channel 4
  • Co-winner of 1992 Grammy Award with the Chieftians for CD “The Celtic Harp”
  • Producer of large-scale stage productions featuring music, song & dance (1992-) with the Irish (formerly Belfast) Harp Orchestra, numerous concert tours, CDs, awards
  • Founder of the Irish Harp College (method and professional training for harpers, (1993)
  • Published composer of 40 volumes of original music, arranged collections and tutor manuals
  • Winner of all Irish national & 3 prestigious international harp competitions (1979 – 81)
  • Composer of 3 in series of 4 award-winning film scores (Martello Films, 1978)
  • Collaborator on design of harp with ‘Camac’ model: ‘Janet’