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December 13, 2019

Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman ​Celtic Christmas Strings

Venue:
Reeth Memorial Hall, Arkengarthdale Road Reeth North Yorkshire DL11 6QT United Kingdom

There’s something magical about harps, and particularly at Christmas, though Máire and Chris’s alchemy on harp and guitar creates a very special magic at all times.  Individually famed for originality, innovation and virtuosity on their respective instruments, together they have created one of the most distinctive sounds in modern acoustic music and brought their unique musical vision to venues large and small in 22 countries on five continents.  Their many recordings express both the depth of their commitment to tradition and an eternally playful, curious and adventurous spirit. Their new Christmas show features a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, swing jazz and bluegrass, plus festive favourites given a fresh voice with arrangements that are intricate, inventive, moving and beautiful, and performed in their characteristically heart-warming style – a spellbinding treat for mid-winter.