Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman with special guests “Music in the Glen”
Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman
The celebrated partnership of “one of the UK’s greatest guitarists” (BBC RADIO 2) with “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and sole harper recipient to date of Irish music’s most prestigious award, Traditional Musician of the Year (Gradam Ceoil TG4), has toured in twenty-two countries to venues ranging from village halls to London’s Barbican, Sydney’s Town Hall and Cologne’s Philharmonie, recorded nine CDs and given TV and radio performances on five continents. Expect a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, spiced with striking new compositions – and what The West Australian calls “Chris’s delightfully subversive wit”!Supported By:Music in the GlenThe brilliant talents of Brendan Mulholland ( flute) and Réalta founder members Conor Lamb ( Uilleann pipes ) and Deirdre Galway ( guitar ) come together in one of the most exciting traditional acts to emerge in recent years. Their eponymous album has received rave reviews not only from music journalists but from giants of the music scene;
“Sophisticated and superbly executed arrangements….. with that magic ingredient ‘respect’ at the heart of everything they play. This is incredible music “- Kevin Crawford ( Lúnasa )
“ a rich tapestry of tunes old and new, delivered with subtlety of tone and ornamentation adorned by tenacious accompaniment” – Dónal O’Connor.