Old Bridge Music

FireWire

FireWire

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FireWire is Máire and Chris’ most recent regular duo CD. It received a gratifying level of international critical acclaim (see below) and was named “Album of the Year” by LIVE IRELAND and “Best Celtic Instrumental Album” by JUST PLAIN FOLKS AWARDS (Nashville, Tennessee). It was one of Radio Cernusco Stereo’s CDs of the Year.

Scroll down for Review extracts and Tracklist (full reviews here…)

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Description

FireWire is Máire and Chris’ most recent regular duo CD. It received a gratifying level of international critical acclaim (see below) and was named “Album of the Year” by LIVE IRELAND and “Best Celtic Instrumental Album” by JUST PLAIN FOLKS AWARDS (Nashville, Tennessee). It was one of Radio Cernusco Stereo’s CDs of the Year.

Click to read Máire and Chris’ biography.

Musicians
Máire Ní Chathasaigh
harp, vocals; Chris Newman acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, electric and fretless basses; Nollaig Casey fiddle; Cathy Fink banjo; Roy Whyke drums and percussion.

Tracklist

1. Pheasant Feathers 2. The Triplet Hornpipe 3. Bright Falls the Air 4 Pé in Éirinn Í 5. John Potts’ Jig/O’Callaghan’s Jig 6. Molly St George 7. Big Sciota 8. An Buachaillín Bán 9. The Lost Summer 10. Bruach na Carraige Báine 11. Ginny’s Waltz 12. Slides 13. Reel for a Water Diviner

Review Extracts

“Dazzling virtuosity… The speed and complexity is to be marvelled at… exquisitely delivered songs… delightful”

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

 

“In a class of their own”

THE GUARDIAN

 

“An eclecticism and spirit of adventure that is quite thrilling… Virtuoso playing… Bewitching string fantasies and a wonderfully clear and expressive voice”

THE TIMES

 

“Takes one of the most effete instruments in traditional music by the scruff of the neck and breathes a fire into its belly”

* * * * THE IRISH TIMES

 

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

* * * * SONGLINES

 

“Allie virtuosité et fougue aventureuse… Eclectique et étonnant”

KELTIA MAGAZINE (France)

 

Full reviews here…