Glasshouse Arts Centre Music Performance: Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh

from 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm

Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh

Classical and folk guitar with harp and vocals

Ticket price: £10

Chris Newman & Máire
Ní Chathasaigh (Guitar & Irish Harp):

The celebrated virtuoso partnership of Máire Ní
Chathasaigh, “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and Chris
Newman, “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists”
(fROOTS), has presented its unique musical vision in twenty-two countries on
five continents – at venues from tiny historic churches and splendid palaces in
Kyoto and Istanbul, to London’s Barbican, Sydney’s Town Hall and Cologne’s
Philharmonie. 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 evocative songs, striking new compositions and Chris’s
delightfully subversive wit.

Of Chris’s new album Still Getting Away with It, the critics say: “Amazing… great soul and wonderful feel… from one of our greatest musicians” Mike Harding, BBC RADIO 2 “An astonishing, joy-filled romp… a must-buy for any guitar player”

SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY “A triumph… I’m fully conscious that I’m in the presence of greatness… one of the top guitarists of his ilk anywhere”

THE LIVING TRADITION “Beauty and virtuosity from a master craftsman at the peak of his abilities… I couldn’t recommend an album more highly” * * * *

MAVERICK “The exuberance of Newman’s dazzling playing… would leave you open- mouthed if you weren’t too busy smiling. A genuinely uplifting album of some of the most remarkable – yet accessible – guitar playing you’re going to hear all year”

For a sample of their work please listen to the following MP3’s: 01 Pheasant Feathers 13 Reel for a Water Diviner

Reserve your tickets now by calling 01384 399419

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