Heartstring Sessions - Arty Mc Glynn, Chris Newman, Nollaig Casey & Máire Ní Chathasaigh

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Put together two renowned duos, two gifted sisters, two of the most creative and distinctive guitarists in the world and you get the multi-faceted quartet recording here together for the first time.

This album is an eclectic mix of music they love, from powerhouse Irish dance-music, gorgeous airs, old songs with a contemporary twist and striking new compositions - to bluegrass and ragtime rockabilly!

It was put together as the fancy took them: sophisticated, complex arrangements are interspersed with down-home tracks recorded live. Chris's sizzling guitar improvisations, Arty's rhythmic genius, Nollaig's heart-melting lyricism and Máire's plangent power have created a warm musical world where each shining individual is showcased and supported by the others.

Tracks run the whole gamut of moods from poignant and heartfelt to effervescent and joyful, finishing with the celebratory "session" at the end!

Arty McGlynn - acoustic and electric guitars
Chris Newman - acoustic guitar, mandolin, fretted and fretless bass
Nollaig Casey - vocals, fiddle, viola and tin whistle
Máire Ní Chathasaigh - Irish harp

Liosta Traiceanna / Track Listing

  • Wild Goose Chase
  • Tom Cronin's Homework
  • Song of the Harp
  • Jigs: I ne'er shall Wean Her/ The Priest in his Boots/ Tómas Ó Canainn's
  • Among the Heather
  • Sir Patrick Bellews March/ An Cailín Rua Gaelach (The Red-haired Irish Girl)
  • Saturday Night Shuffle
  • Lament for Limerick/ Thomond Bridge
  • The Yellow Barber/ Gold Rush
  • A Mháire Bhán Óg (Fair Young Mary)
  • The Shooting Star
  • Reminiscing
  • El Vals Argentino
  • Reels: The Old Bush/ Spike Island Lassies/ The Crooked Road

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