About

The Sacred Harp

This four-part a cappella music dates from the 16th through the 20th centuries, and is characterised by haunting harmonies, traditional modes, raucous songs, serene hymns, fast fugues, and high-energy anthems. The notation is written in shapes that correspond to degrees of the scale, making it easy to sight-sing. This tradition is democratic and egalitarian. We conduct our regular singings in a secular manner and the group itself has no affiliation with any organisation, religious or otherwise.

All voices are welcome, all levels of experience are welcome. Newcomers and beginners are always welcome.

We sing every Friday from 7-9pm in the back of the Franciscan Friary on Merchant’s Quay, Dublin 8 (entrance on Cook St), from the Sacred Harp, 1991 Denson edition, (loaner copies available). Contact sacredharpdublin@gmail.com for more information.

For even more information on Sacred Harp Singing, please see this document:

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