Kathleen Loughnane is a native of Co. Tipperary, now living in Galway City. Her mastery of the harp is evident in her renditions of the ancient airs of Ireland as well as her dexterous performance of intricate dance tunes. She has published two books of Irish traditional music arranged for the harp which are an inspiration to the creative efforts of other harpers and anyone interested in harp music. She has also recently released her first solo album, "Affairs of the Harp," to coincide with the publication of her second book of arrangements of the same name. Kathleen also teaches harp and takes part in harp workshops and festivals throughout Europe.