Chris Newman & Máire Ni Chathasaigh Tuesday 4th October 2011 8pm

The celebrated virtuoso partnership of Máire Ní Chathasaigh, "the greatest Celtic harper of our age" and Irish Traditional Musician of the Year, and England's premier flatpicking guitarist, Chris Newman, has toured in twenty-two countries worldwide.

Their performances are an enticing cocktail of dynamic Irish dance-music, soulful airs, evocative songs and their own striking compositions, spiked with shots of hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque and served up with exhilarating versatility and inventiveness and "subversive wit".

This evening's concert will showcase material from their two recently released solo albums, The Crystal Veil, Máire's exploration of the spine-tinglingly beautiful Irish ‘slow air' tradition, and Chris' Still Getting Away with It, a celebration of his 40 successful years as one of the most revered and influential English acoustic guitarists of his generation. Also featured will be music from their last duo CD FireWire, voted "Best Celtic Instrumental Album" in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee - the largest music awards of any kind anywhere.

"Music of fire and brilliance from the high-wire act in traditional music" The Irish Times

"Máire Ní Chathasaigh is in a class of her own" The Guardian

"An eclecticism and spirit of adventure that is quite thrilling... Virtuoso playing... bewitching string fantasies and a wonderfully clear and expressive voice" The Times


£11 / £8

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