Anne-Marie O’Farrell

Irish Memory Orchestra

As the leading exponent of the Irish or lever harp as a recital instrument, Anne-Marie’s development and expansion of its repertoire have led to performances and recordings for TV and radio throughout Europe, the USA, Scandinavia, Japan, Russia and Africa. A prolific recording artist, she has released numerous recordings including Just So Bach, Heads & Harps, Harping Bach to Carolan, The Jig’s Up My Lagan Love and Double Strung with Cormac De Barra.

Anne-Marie is especially noted for the unique levering techniques which she continues to develop on the harp, as a result of which she was consultant to Salvi harpmakers on the design of their Irish harp, the Livia. She is regularly invited to give lecture recitals, workshops and masterclasses at international festivals in addition to acting as jury member for international harp competitions.

​She has performed and recorded at home and around the world with among others Aylish Kerrigan, Moya Brennan, Ellen Cranitch, the Chieftains, Sharon Shannon, Anúna and Cormac De Barra.