Nic Gareiss and Maeve Gilchrist at Cultúrlann Sweeney Kilkee
09 April 2015
20:00 - 23:00
Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee, O'Connell Street, Killkee, Co Clare
Phone: 065 9056034
- Tickets adults €8/€5 concession
- Family tickets €25 (2 adults,2 children)
Michigan-born percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and Edinburgh harpist Maeve Gilchrist met while teaching at the Shasta Fiddle Summit in Northern California. They continued their musical relationship with spontaneous collaborations at festivals and chance meetings and later toured together as part of Darol Anger's band, 'The Furies', finally making their duo debut at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, Scotland. Sharing a deep respect for traditional music and culture while drawing on contemporary elements of music, movement, rhythm and improvisation, Nic and Maeve have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene as innovators in their fields. The percussion and drive of Nic's footwork combined with Maeve's melodic and improvisational sensibilities make for an explosive duet sure to delight both the ears and the eyes. Nic has performed with many of the luminaries of the Irish traditional music scene, including The Chieftains, Dervisih, Liz Carroll, Martin Hayes, Frankie Gavin and many more. He also featured in the RTE 2 film Unsung which was commissioned by the Arts Council for the 2008 International Dance Festival.