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 more about máire: harp virtuoso

“Electrifying... Máire is one of those musicians who truly deserve to be described as a virtuoso" fROOTS
"Her work restores the harp to its true voice" THE IRISH TIMES


Máire has performed for a number of dignitaries, among them Pope John Paul II and the King and Queen of Spain.

Festival performances have included the 5th (Copenhagen), 9th (Dublin) and 11th (Vancouver) World Harp Congresses and harp festivals in Turkey, Ireland, Switzerland, the UK, Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Canada and the USA.

Máire is featured on Celtic Harpestry, the major 1998 Polygram USA Celtic harp album and associated TV special, and on Bringing it All Back Home, the BBC 2 TV series on Irish music. Máire is harp and voice soloist with the New English Chamber Orchestra and the Choir of New College Oxford on John Cameron's Missa Celtica, released by Erato Disques, Paris. The Goldcrest film Driftwood features her singing, and her harping and compositions feature with other luminaries of the Celtic music world on Dan ar Braz's Gold Disc-awarded album for Sony France, Finisterres.

Two volumes of her arrangements have been published: The Irish Harper Vols. I and II. She contributed two articles about the irish harp and modes in Irish music to the Companion to Irish Traditional Music (Cork University Press) and is profiled there, in Celtic Women in Music and in The Rough Guide to Irish Music.

At Cromarty Harp Festival, Scotland, 2012

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