About their Celtic Christmas Strings show...
There’s something magical about harps at any time, 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 voices in modern acoustic music and brought their unique musical vision to venues large and small in twenty-two countries on five continents. Their six duo and five solo CDs, instructional books and collaborations with many other luminaries of the Celtic, folk, swing jazz and bluegrass worlds 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 the heart-warming style characteristic of them – a spellbinding treat for mid-winter.
The show regularly plays to sell-out audiences - it's always such a joy to play to people in wonderfully celebratory mood!
“(Their) mastery and magic... produced a rapt response” THE GUARDIAN
“A delightful... satisfyingly original, often refreshingly unpredictable take on festive favourites... Joyful, gorgeous and uplifting” THE LIVING TRADITION
“Masterful playing... (ranging from) the entrancing and delicate to the wildly celebratory...” **** FOLK WALES