Máire Ní Chathasaigh Irish harp +Chris Newman guitar, Thurs Oct 19

Thursday October 19, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512 or  BUY_tix_buttonBook online.
Irish harper Máire Ní Chathasaigh and virtuoso acoustic guitarist Chris Newman are visiting Artword Artbar after they make a headlining appearance at the Northern Lights Harp Festival in Cornwall, Ontario on their North American tour. The duo is a celebrated partnership of “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS) with “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY). Their music is a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, spiced with striking new compositions – and what The West Australian calls “Chris’s delightfully subversive wit.” http://www.maireandchris.com
Máire is sole harper recipient to date of Irish music’s most prestigious award, Traditional Musician of the Year (Gradam Cheoil TG4). This incredible duo have presented their unique musical vision 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.
“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
“Blazing guitar and dancing harp” DIRTY LINEN (USA)
”Brilliant, innovative harping and guitar-playing of astonishing virtuosity and versatility” * * * * SONGLINES
“Remarquables de virtuosité et de grâce” TRAD Magazine (France)

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