RtLT 2022 - Harp Workshop - Máire Ní Chathasaigh
Harp Workshop Intermediate - Advanced Level Tutor: Máire Ní Chathasaigh as part of Return to London Town Festival 2022
The Crown Hotel, London - please register from 10.30am in the reception area of The Crown Hotel.
Máire Ní Chathasaigh is “the great innovator of modern Irish harping, a player of outstanding technique and imagination” (The Rough Guide to Irish Music) and one of Ireland’s most important and influential traditional musicians. As a teenager in the 1970s she invented a whole new “traditional Irish” style of harping that quickly became the norm amongst both her contemporaries and the younger generation of Irish players, thereby spearheading the re-introduction of the harp into the mainstream of the living tradition. She was described by the late Derek Bell as “the most interesting and original player of the Irish harp today”. She was the 2001 recipient of Irish music´s most prestigious award, Traditional Musician of the Year - Gradam Ceoil TG4 – a national recognition of her pioneering work. “Her work restores the harp to its true voice.” THE IRISH TIMES
For more details regarding events taking place as part of ‘Return to London Town’ London’s 24th Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance (Fri 28 - Mon 31 Oct 2022) please see www.returntolondontown.org and www.irishmusicinlondon.org