The Aims of Irish Heritage

Irish Heritage is a voluntary arts organisation, established in London in 1974 to promote the appreciation and understanding of classical music (broadly defined) and music composed by Irish composers, performed by young Irish musicians in Britain to a wide audience.

It is the only Irish arts organisation in Britain dedicated to helping young Irish musicians through their continuing education and the early part of their careers. This is where their need is greatest.

Irish Heritage presents a programme of events in established music venues open to the public; it showcases young Irish musicians at special events and supports other organisations which share its aims in music and the arts. It has formal links with the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) and the music conservatoires in Ireland and Britain to identify the rising stars and help them on their way, and an Artistic Advisory Panel with some of the most distinguished individuals in the music world in Britain, Ireland and Continental Europe. The Irish Heritage Music Bursary is awarded to an outstanding Irish musician working or studying in Britain.

You can be a part of this exciting future by attending our events, meeting our young artists and becoming a Friend of Irish Heritage. We need your support and can assure you of a warm welcome throughout the year.

To contribute, please contact the Chairman ( or Kathy O’Regan, Friends Liaison Officer, ( and follow us on this website and on other social media.


Eoin Flood