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Duo bring Celtic Christmas Strings concert to the Lichfield Guildhall

Two celebrated virtuoso musicians will make a welcome return to Lichfield Guildhall when harpist Marie Ni Chathasaigh and guitarist Chris Newman play their seasonal Celtic Christmas Strings show tomorrow (December 3).

The internationally-renowned duo have toured around the world, playing in 22 countries and on five continents.

Chris Newman and Marie Ni Chathasaigh

Chris Newman and Marie Ni Chathasaigh

Their music takes inspiration from a wide range of cultures, from delicate folk and ethnic music, traditional Irish folk, bluegrass, Appalachian music, jazz, classical and baroque, combining their own composition with interesting arrangements of well-known songs and instrumental tracks.

For this concert, the duo have arranged some classic Christmas songs and festive music to suit their facility on the strings and the surroundings of the Guildhall.

Lichfield Arts Vice President Stuart Davies said: “Chris and Marie are a popular duo in Lichfield, attracting a wide range of music fans.

“Their combination of instrumental prowess and an easy going stage manner will make a perfect marriage with the grandeur of the Guildhall.

“This much-loved duo from the folk premier league have that rare ability to combine staggering musicianship with spell-binding entertainment.

“This will be an unmissable concert for all music fans.”

The concert starts at 8pm. For ticket details visit the Lichfield Arts website or call 01543 262223.

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