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Virtuoso harp and guitar duo Maíre Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman in concert

  • Dates: October 21, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: $20 for members and $25 for non-members
  • Overview

    We are delighted to have back with us in concert this celebrated partnership of “one of the most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” and “the doyenne of Irish harpers," Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman. Chris and Máire’s performances are rooted but eclectic, emotional but adventurous: a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit.
    Máire Ní Chathasaigh is “the great innovator of modern Irish harping, a player of outstanding technique and imagination;” one of Ireland’s most important and influential traditional musicians, she is a recipient of Irish music's most prestigious award, Traditional Musician of the Year - Gradam Ceoil TG4. Chris Newman is “one of the UK’s greatest musicians” (BBC RADIO 2) and “one of the top guitarists of his ilk in the world.”
    The duo have toured the world, and recent headlining festival performances have taken place in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Italy, France, Denmark, Sweden, the UK and Ireland. Do not miss the opportunity to see these virtuosos' blinding technique, sizzling Irish reels and hot jazz improvisation, in our intimate Michael Flannagan Irish Music Heritage Theater.

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