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February 11, 2020

After a few weeks of relative inactivity, we're off next week for almost six weeks in the USA. All the dates are on the live page. We start in Houston, TX and finish in Boston, MA and have decided to do the entire trip by road. Should be fun, especially as we'll be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras...

Incidentally, you can always get the most up to date live information about Máire and Chris at this website.

More harp sheet music newly available...
You'll find both solo and duo arrangements of Song of the Harp in the shop, as well as the sheet music for Connamara, the beautiful unpublished harp air from the Bunting collection. Just added is the downloadable version of Máire's Irish Harper Volume 2 book, as well as a solo harp arrangement of The Lost Summer...You'll find them all in the shop.


Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

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Arty McGlynn's solo CD is available now

Almost 40 years after the release of his critically-acclaimed McGlynn's Fancy comes Botera.

10 years in the making, this is a CD that marks a return to Arty's jazz roots from the sixties (although a couple of excellent traditional jigs also sneak in).

Siobhan Long gave it a 4-star review in the Irish Times on December 5. Read it here...

If you'd like to order a copy please click here.

Arty McGlynn (07/08/1944-18/12/2019)

In 2015 the Heartstring Quartet went to Australia for seven weeks and Denmark for a week in June. It was fun...

Arty McGlynn (guitar)
Chris Newman (guitar/ mandolin)
Nollaig Casey (fiddle/ vocal)
Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Irish harp)

Dirty Linen (USA), March / April, 2009
"A dream quartet - the sweetest and most exciting music to emerge for a long time. Matching virtuosity with sheer good taste, this album of traditional and original music pours joyfully from the speakers... amazing, majestic, delightful"

The Irish Times 10 October, 2008
"A tightrope walk into uncommon worlds... This is traditional music at its very best: crossing boundaries, tapping our own tunes alongside bluegrass and ragtime borrowings. Many lifetimes' worth of music." 

The Heartstring Sessions CD was released in the UK on September 29, 2008. Folk Roots, Scotland on Sunday, Living Tradition and many others have reviewed the CD. They're all available to read here.

More US & European reviews here.


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Clive Carroll Paul Buckley
Tom McConville Christy O'Leary
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