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more about the duo: collaborations

“Their blinding technique, sizzling Irish reels and hot jazz improvisation brought an extended standing ovation... Newman has the great gift of being informative and hilarious simultaneously”


Over the years Chris and Máire have toured with Altan, Sharon Shannon, Cherish the Ladies, Patrick Street, the Rankins, Mary Black, Maura O'Connell, Dónal Lunny, Aly Bain, Boys of the Lough and many other leading bands and artists.Recording collaborations include a guest appearance on Irish rock legend Rory Gallagher’s posthumous Wheels within Wheels (BMG), work with (among others) Dan ar Braz, Sharon Shannon, Dónal Lunny, Liam O'Flynn, Aly Bain, Danny Thompson, Cathy Fink, Boys of the Lough, and a quartet CD, Heartstring Sessions, with Arty McGlynn and Nollaig Casey.

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 (Erato Disques); her singing features on the Goldcrest film Driftwood and her harping on Dan ar Braz's Gold Disc-awarded CD Finisterres (Sony). They're featured on the Polygram USA CD and associated PBS TV special
Celtic Harpestry.

Broadcasts include televised concerts on Ireland's TG4 and Italy's Rai Uno; TV appearances on Ireland's RTÉ and TG4, the UK's BBC, S4C and HTV, Germany's WDR Cologne, Australia's ABC, France 3, the USA's PBS and countless radio performances world-wide.

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