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An Evening with Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
An Evening with Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman

The celebrated virtuoso partnership of ???the doyenne of Irish harpers??? (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and ???one of the UK???s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists??? (fROOTS), has graced venues large and small in twenty-two countries on five continents. Chris and M??ire???s performances are rooted but eclectic, emotional but adventurous: a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris??? ???delightfully subversive??? wit. M??IRE 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 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.??? Her approach has been profoundly influential wherever lever harps are played - ???a single-handed reinvention of the harp???. 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. A prolific composer, arranger and record producer, he has played with luminaries of many musical worlds: folk, jazz and comedy - receiving a silver disc for producing Fred???s international hit Oldest Swinger in Town, to which he also composed the tune. One day in 1985, he decided to return to his folk roots and has since concentrated on composition and on playing the traditional music of these islands and beyond.

Cost $15 for adults; $10 seniors (65+); UST faculty, staff and students free
Location UST Cullen Hall
Address

4001 Mt. Vernon St.
Houston, TX
77006

Contact

Lori Gallagher
irishstudies@stthom.edu
713-525-3592

Sponsored By William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies