Everyone is welcome to the reading rooms at the Mattapoisett Library for a holiday concert by the New England Irish Harp Orchestra on Sunday, December 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Traditional and popular Christmas tunes as well as holiday music from other traditions will be performed. In addition to the harps, Claudia Altimus of New Hampshire, a well-known whistle player, will also perform. The event is being sponsored by the Mattapoisett Library Trust.
The New England Irish Harp Orchestra, directed by Regina Delaney, has been performing for six years throughout New England. The group of about a dozen harpists plays traditional Irish tunes and original pieces. The orchestra returned recently from performing in Ireland to rave reviews.
Educational comments about the history and tradition of the harp will enhance the presentation for the children in the audience. Everyone is welcome to this free performance. The library is located at 7 Barstow Street. Come early to be sure to get a seat. Parking is on the street and at the town wharf.