Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman | Spring Bank Arts Centre, Derbyshire, UK
Saturday 26 February, 7:30pm
Spring Bank Arts Centre, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire
Tickets at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/531586
The celebrated virtuoso partnership of Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman has by now brought its special musical vision to venues large and small in twenty-two countries on five continents, from the tiniest of historic churches in England, Germany and Italy to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London's Barbican, Sydney Town Hall and the Philharmonie in Cologne. Their performances - described by The Irish Times as 'music of fire and brilliance from the high-wire act in traditional music' - are rooted but eclectic, emotional but adventurous: a blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and a delightfully subversive wit.
Headlining appearances include festivals in New Zealand, Ireland and the USA, with extensive touring in the UK, Ireland, Australia, the USA, Canada, Italy, Denmark, and Sweden.
'A truly electrifying combination.' The Stage
'Dazzling virtuosity... delightful.' The Telegraph
★★★★ 'Music of fire and brilliance from the high-wire act in traditional music. Their virtuosity leads them on... Máire chomps on the bit of the harp's respectability, playing storming jigs and reels. So moving - technical brilliance and beauty that brings tears to the eyes.' The Irish Times
★★★★ Scotland On Sunday
★★★★ Maverick Magazine