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Chris Newman playing the guitar and Maire Ni Chathasaigh playing the harp.

Chris Newman, "one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS) in concert with Máire Ní Chathasaigh, “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and 2001 recipient of the prestigious Irish Traditional Musician of the Year Award (Gradam Ceoil TG4). 

“An eclecticism and spirit of adventure that is quite thrilling” * * * THE TIMES “Dazzling virtuosity” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH “Chris is amazing... one of our greatest musicians” BBC RADIO 2 “In a class of their own” * * * THE GUARDIAN “Music of fire and brilliance from the high-wire act in traditional music” * * * * THE IRISH TIMES "Sublime" SYDNEY MORNING HERALD "Blazing guitar and dancing harp" DIRTY LINEN (USA)

 

“This celebrated duo took the place by storm. Stately Carolan tunes, jazzy Django-ish numbers, dazzling Doc Watson style flat picking fliers, driving Irish dance tunes - this pair can nonchalantly do the lot. Guitar players applauded and went sadly home to burn their instruments!”

THE BELFAST TELEGRAPH

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