King House, Boyle

Military Road
Co. Roscommon

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Kara Lord Bissett, harp


Kara Lord Bissett is a harpist from Dublin, who commenced her musical studies at Kylemore College, Ballyfermot, where she studied harp under Dr. Anne Marie O’Farrell and Claire O’Donnell, and piano under Eoin Tierney.  She has recently completed a Bachelor of Music degree at TU Dublin Conservatoire, where she studied concert harp under Professor Clíona Doris, and specialised in performance and pedagogy. During her degree, Kara performed extensively with the TU Dublin Harp Ensemble and the TU Dublin Traditional Ensemble. She has been a prizewinner at Feis Ceoil and at the TU Dublin Conservatoire competitions and she has performed in masterclasses with Elinor Bennett at the Wales Harp Festival and with Jean Kelly as part of the National Concert Hall Masterclass Series. She also has a keen interest in pedagogy, and she works as a harp and piano teacher in Dublin.