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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

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  • Thu 1 Nov ’18, 7:00pm – 10:00pm


Theatre Whakatane Inc, 30 Gateway Drive, Whakatane


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00

Returning to Whakatāne for the first time in 20 years; the dynamic Irish harpist and guitar virtuosic duo of Máire Ní Chathasaigh (pronounced Moira nee ha ha sig) and Chris Newman will be performing at the Theatre Whakatane Inc.

Doors open at 6:45, bar available - concert starting at 7:30 pm; hosted by MC Lee Corbett Barton.

Tickets are strictly limited and available by texting/calling 027 458 2222 (John McKay).

Hot off the main stage as the headlining act at the Wellington Folk Festival, this whistle stop tour will see a truly rare treat in Whakatāne.

MÁIRE is one of Ireland’s most important and influential traditional musicians, awarded Female Musician of the Year in the Live Ireland 2016 awards and sole harpist recipient to date of Irish music’s most prestigious Award, that of Traditional Musician of The Year - Gradam Cheoil TG4 - "for the excellence and pioneering force of her music, the remarkable growth she has brought to the music of the harp and for the positive influence she has had on the young generation of harpers".

Chris is a "brilliant English master of the acoustic guitar" (The Daily Telegraph), a "dazzling player” (Acoustic Guitar, USA) whose work is "nothing short of brilliant" (Dirty Linen, USA). He was Live Ireland’s Male Musician of the year 2009. He began to play guitar at the age of four and at fourteen played his first paid gig in a folk club.

With global recognition and accolades wherever they appear, Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman can only be described as...

“Virtuosic, fascinating, dramatic, original, inspired, gloriously adventurous, dazzling, brilliant, stunning, impassioned, electrifying, bewitching, moving, achingly beautiful, influential, revered, unique...”

The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Scotsman, fRoots...

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