It's almost summer and I can't bloody wait!!
I'm just off the back of the New York debut ofthe Irish network commissioned piece 'Edges of Light'. A multi-disciplinary quartet featuring David Power (Irish pipes), Colin Dunne (dance) and Tola Custy (fiddle) we had a lovely time with a sold out run at the Irish Arts Center and a great review in the New York times.
If you've not checked out my new duo record with Viktor Krauss yet you can go to my 'listen' page to check it out. This is a first time collaboration and writing project with one of my musical heroes and it resulted in a cinematic, breath-filled record with subtle electronic manipulation.
Next up - I'm playing a couple shows in the NYC area with the amazing percussive dancer Nic Gareiss including a last-minute Manhattan show at Planeta in the west village on June 20th. Then I'm off to teach at the Berklee Global String Initiative - an explosive string week with some of the world's leading innovators in the progressive string scene. July brings some more camps and festivals stateside before I leave for Ireland to meet up with the 'Edges of light' crew in Ireland where we'll be performing at Kilkenny arts festival and Dungarven festival among others.
For any harpists reading, be sure to check out my free monthly online harp workshop and discussion 'Harp Talk'. You can stay linked in by signing up to receive my monthly email or simply check the Harp Talk facebook page for updates. It's a chance to directly ask me any harp-related questions you may have and join our online harp community that tunes in from as far afield as South Africa, Alaska and Taiwan!
That's all for now. Keep in touch and thanks for reading.
Bestest, Maeve x