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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman
The Focal Point
St Louis, MO
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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman
This celebrated partnership of one of the UKs most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists (fRoots) with the doyenne of Irish harpers (Scotland on Sunday), the great innovator of modern Irish harping (The Rough Guide to Irish Music) and sole harper recipient to date of Irish musics most prestigious award, Traditional Musician of the Year (Gradam Ceoil TG4), has presented its 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, Londons Barbican, Sydney Town Hall, and the Philharmonie in Cologne.  Expect a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, spiced with striking new compositions  and what The West Australian calls Chriss delightfully subversive wit!

Recent headlining festival performances have taken place in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, the UK, and Ireland. Other notable events were the award to Máire of Female Musician of the Year in the Live Ireland Music Awards 2016 and four TV performances in Ireland.

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)

Sublime Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Brilliant, innovative harping and guitar-playing of astonishing virtuosity and versatility  Songlines

Remarquables de virtuosité et de grâce TRAD Magazine (France)

Their stagecraft was masterly and their introductions informative and funny  The Christchurch Press (New Zealand)

Their blinding technique, sizzling Irish reels and hot jazz improvisation brought an extended standing ovation Newman has the great gift of being informative and hilarious simultaneously  The West Australian

Location

The Focal Point (View)
2720 Sutton
St Louis, MO 63143
United States


Categories

Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Focal Point Concerts
On BPT Since: Aug 02, 2011
 
Michael Holtz
3143284810
info@thefocalpoint.org
thefocalpoint.org


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