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February 5, 2022
We're well into the second month of the year, and one of us has actually played a concert! A real show in front of actual people. Last weekend saw Máire and her sisters Nollaig and Mairéad do a gig at the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith. It's several years since we were there and it all looked very different - principally as it was demolished in 2011 and completely rebuilt. It's a terrific venue and has a great programme of events.
Things are starting to pick up a bit as we have three concerts during the next month - the same number we played in the whole of 2021...
All Old Bridge Music albums are now available to download in the shop.
We've both been doing lots of teaching and Máire has completed the revision of her second harp book as well as uploading lots of sheet music for the harp.
Last autumn TG4, the Irish language station, broadcast a terrific programme, Sé Mo Laoch, that featured Máire Ní Chathasaigh and her sister Nollaig. It was great fun to see some fabulous video clips from many years ago and the whole thing was beautifully produced. Anyway, if you're so inclined you can watch it by clicking here. Unless you're reasonably fluent in Irish it's probably a good idea to turn on the subtitles! (Three icons at the bottom right of the screen - the first toggles subtitles on and off.)
Stay safe and well and we hope to see you somewhere-or-other...
...and all the very best for 2022...
|Much 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both solo and duo arrangements of Song of the Harp in the shop, as well as the sheet music for Connamara, the beautiful unpublished harp air from the Bunting collection.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...
|Tour dates here|
Arty McGlynn (guitar)
Dirty Linen (USA), March /
The Irish Times 10 October, 2008
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 .
|More OBM people|
|Nollaig Casey||Mark Newman|
|Arty McGlynn||Mark Challinor|
|Clive Carroll||Paul Buckley|
|Tom McConville||Christy O'Leary|
|Tom's Fiddler's Fancy and Christy's Northern Bridge albums are now available to download.|
|Much older stuff||Picture galleries|
|2012 performances||Plattsburg, MO, March 2004|
|2011 performances||New Zealand October 2003|
|2010 performances||Fiji November 2003|
|2009 performances||Photo gallery - various|
|2008 performances||CF Martin factory tour May 2003|
|2007 performances||USA March 2006|
|2006 performances||Italy December 2005|
|2005 performances||Paris March 2005|
|2004 performances||Germany January 2005|
|2003 performances||Austria Christmas tour December 2004|
|Woman's Hour appearance||USA West coast November 2004|
|Yorkshire Post article||Australia September 2004|
|Contact page||Guinness tour, Australia September 2004|
|Links||Another interview with Máire here|
|FireWire award||Máire interview on Listen to the World|
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