Maire Ni­ Chathasaigh & Chris Newman's Celtic Christmas Strings - a Festive Feast of Harp & Guitar

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman's Celtic Christmas Strings - a Festive Feast of Harp & Guitar:


”Brilliant, innovative harping and guitar-playing of astonishing virtuosity and versatility” * * * * SONGLINES

There’s something magical about harps at any time, and particularly at Christmas, though Máire and Chris’s alchemy on harp and guitar creates a very special magic at all times.

Their celebrated partnership, “one of the UK’s finest and most influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS) with “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) has presented its unique musical vision and "dazzling virtuosity" (THE DAILY TELEGRAPH) in twenty-two countries on five continents to venues ranging from the tiniest of village halls to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney Town Hall and the Philharmonie in Cologne. Chris has toured and recorded with many luminaries of the folk and jazz worlds, among them Boys of the Lough, Aly Bain, Diz Disley and Stéphane Grappelli, and Máire is a recipient of Irish music’s most prestigious award, Musician of the Year (Gradam Ceoil TG4). Expect a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, spiced with striking new compositions, pieces from Chris’ groundbreaking new solo album Breaking Bach (* * * * THE SCOTSMAN * * * * * FOLK WALES "Dazzling... utterly breathtaking... a triumph.” * * * * RnR MAGAZINE “A colossal achievement” THE LIVING TRADITION  “A magnificent tour-de-force”),  plus festive favourites given a fresh voice with arrangements that are intricate, inventive, moving and beautiful, and performed in the heart-warming style characteristic of them – a spellbinding treat for mid-winter.

“In a class of their own” THE GUARDIAN

“A delightful... satisfyingly original, often refreshingly unpredictable take on festive favourites... Joyful, gorgeous and uplifting” THE LIVING TRADITION

“Masterful playing... (ranging from) the entrancing and delicate to the wildly celebratory...” * * * * FOLK WALES



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