Music for Harp Ensemble: Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil

 4.00 10.00

Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil / That Night in Bethlehem
Traditional Irish Music for Harp Ensemble
arranged by Gráinne Hambly

Arranged for 2 harps or harp ensemble.

This beautiful Christmas carol is believed to have been composed by the late Seán Óg Ó Tuama from County Cork (although he himself stated the tune was a traditional melody), based on a poem by Aodh Mac Aingil O Cathmhaoil (1571-1626). It appeared in a book of songs edited by Ó Tuama in the 1950s, An Chóisir Cheoil. This arrangement was commissioned in 2020 by Cruit Éireann | Harp Ireland, the resource organisation committed to developing and promoting harping in Ireland (

Listen to a performance of this piece below.

Length: score 6 pages.; parts 4 pages
Duration: approx 3 minutes