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Lecture & performance by harpist Dr Helen Lawlor

Princess Grace Irish Library
Fondation Princesse Grace


Join Dr Helen Lawlor at the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco.

The theme of the talk is 'The Irish harp in music, literature & culture'.

Helen will also perform some music pieces from Princess Grace's personal collection of Irish-American music sheets housed at the library. 

The theme of the cultural programme at the Princess Grace Irish Library in 2023:

Irish-American influence on literature, music and culture

About Dr Lawlor:

Dr Helen Lawlor (neé Lyons) specialises in research on music in Ireland with a focus on the musical practice, education and history of the harp.  She is a graudate of Trinity College Dublin and lectures in music at the TU Dublin Conservatoire. She is author of Irish harping 1900–2010 (2012) and co-editor with Sandra Joyce of Harp studies: perspectives on the Irish harp (2016). Her work is also published in The Encyclopaedia of Music in IrelandAncestral ImprintsSonus, American Harp Journal, JSMI and JMI. Helen is Executive Editor of the Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (JSMI).

Doors close at 7pm - to avoid disturbing the speaker.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the event begins.


13 Apr 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Princess Grace Irish Library, 9 rue Princesse Marie-de-Lorraine, 98000, Monaco-ville Monaco


Fondation Princesse Grace