Maíre Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

The virtuoso partnership of England’s premier flatpicking guitarist and “the greatest Celtic harper of our age” (LIVE IRELAND) has brought its unique musical vision to twenty-two countries on five continents. Chris and Máire have performed at folk, Celtic, arts, harp and guitar festivals in Europe, the US and Australia. Together they have created one of the most distinctive voices in modern acoustic music. Their performances are rooted but eclectic, emotional but adventurous — a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, swing jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit. Over the years Chris and Máire have toured with Celtic luminaries such as Altan, Sharon Shannon, Cherish the Ladies, Patrick Street, Mary Black, Maura O’Connell, Dónal Lunny, Aly Bain, and Boys of the Lough.