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A few weeks ago I was doing an extremely belated spring clean at Old Bridge Towers, and stumbled upon this painting, created by Diz Disley many moons ago and duly posted to Ilkley. As well as being a first class musician Disley was a very talented cartoonist and artist. This portait of his hero has now been framed and has pride of place in the studio. It's a neat thing to have...


The Casey Sisters


Sibling Revelry, the CD by Máire Ní Chathasaigh and her two sisters, Nollaig and Mairéad, has been well received. The series of concerts and festivals they played earlier this month in Ireland went well...

For more information about the Casey Sisters, please click here.



Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Promoters & Media info here (updated 16/02/14)

Concert dates (updated 09/01/2018)

Máire & Chris videos here

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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.


Second CD available now...

This CD was recorded during January 2015 in order to be ready for the seven week long tour in Australia. It's not yet been officially released but is available from our webshop.

Chris Newman's fourth solo album

Still Getting Away With It front cover

His first solo CD since Fretwork in 1998.

It's in the shops now, and is also available from the webshop.

All the reviews are here.


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Nollaig Casey Mark Newman
Arty McGlynn Mark Challinor
Clive Carroll Paul Buckley
Tom McConville Christy O'Leary
Brenda Wootton  
Tom's Fiddler's Fancy and Christy's Northern Bridge albums are now available to download.
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Old Bridge Music
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