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Màire Nì Chasthasaigh and Chris Newman

Friday 9th November 2018

This celebrated partnership of “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fROOTS) with “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY) and sole harper recipient to date of Irish music’s most prestigious award, Traditional Musician of the Year (Gradam Cheoil TG4), has presented its unique musical vision in twenty-two countries on five continents to venues ranging from the tiniest of village halls to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney Town Hall and the Philharmonie in Cologne,

– a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, spiced with striking new compositions – and what The West Australian calls “Chris’s delightfully subversive wit”!

“Their stagecraft was masterly and their introductions informative and funny”

“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” THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

Hear them in the intimacy of the Fairfield Ballroom, you would be wise to book as a sold out show last time.

Family Friendly


November 9, 2018


doors open 7.30 pm concert starts 8pm


Nelson & suburbs


Fairfield House
48 Van Diemen Street (Upper Trafalgar Street), Nelson
eftpos & bar available

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Tickets from ph. No phone bookings only website reservations.


Ph. 035483640

Additional Info

Official Website


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