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My Town Grand Haven: Learn the Origins of the Gaelic Harp March 11 at the Loutit District Library | Arts & Culture

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My Town Grand Haven: Learn the Origins of the Gaelic Harp March 11 at the Loutit District Library
My Town Grand Haven: Learn the Origins of the Gaelic Harp March 11 at the Loutit District Library

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.-- Most people recognize the harp as the national emblem of Ireland, but did you know that the familiar triangular-framed harp did not originate in Ireland?

Kerry FitzGerald, who presents educational programs and pens under the name Kerry Ross, will present a PowerPoint discussion at the Loutit District Library on Wednesday, March 11 featuring samples from the tradition’s finest harpists. FitzGerald examines the history and development of the instrument and explores what makes the Gaelic harp unique.

This program is free to the public beginning at 7 p.m. in the library’s Program Room A. For more information on this performance or any library program, visit www.loutitlibrary.org or call (616) 842-5560, ext. 200.

Loutit District Library is located at 407 Columbus Ave. in Grand Haven, Michigan. LDL serves 35,540 residents of the City of Grand Haven, the City of Ferrysburg, Grand Haven Charter Township, Robinson Township and that part of Port Sheldon Township in the Grand Haven Area Public School District. LDL offers a collection of over 145,581 items and provides educational, informative, cultural, and recreational programs for all ages. LDL is a member of the Lakeland Library Cooperative.