Dunseverick Primary School awarded funding for new harps

Nestled on the edge of the Giant’s Causeway, Dunseverick Primary School is celebrating some big news after it was awarded £6,000 to purchase new harps for its young musicians.

The funding awarded by the Arts Council through its Musical Instruments Programme will be a giant leap forward for the students who have been developing their skills under the guidance of experienced tutor Katy Bustard from Causeway Harp School.

Currently a small number of 20 string harps are being rented for school use and pupils need to purchase their own instrument to practice at home, potentially presenting a financial barrier to young players. Today’s good news will mean the school can purchase six new 26 string harps and one 34 string learner harp, providing a clear path for students hoping to develop their skills and improve their public performance.

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