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The new Voices & Harps CD "Affinity" is being released worldwide in June 2013.
It features four newly written songs, traditional songs and a cover of the Christopher Cross hit 'Sailing'

Review of Affinity
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Live information 2014
9th March Kansas City with Ashley Davis
8.00pm
www.daisyrings.com
11th March

University of Kansas, KU school of Music, Lawrence KS. 10.00am
REC100 Open workshop on Irish Harp

 
13th March With Ashley Davis
Zumix, Boston, MA
www.zumix.org/ community/events/ashley-davis- album-release-concert
14th March

With Ashley Davis
Woods Hole Arts Center, Cape Cod, MA

www.daisyrings.com
16th March

Album launch for Ashley Davis
Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS 8.00pm
Special guest Liz Carroll

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21st March Cork Opera House with Julie Feeney www.juliefeeney.com
3rd - 14th April Voices & Harps US tour www.voicesandharps.com
19th - 29th April Ten-14: A celebration of Brian Ború
Cormac De Barra & Moya Brennan tour of Ireland
In association with the children's cultural centre, The Ark
www.ark.ie
1st May Nanjing, China
with Ashley Davis
www.daisyrings.com
6th May Session with the Pipers
The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin 7
9.00pm
www.pipers.ie
8th May Double Strung - harp duet concert with Anne-Marie O'Farrell
Gorey, Co Wexford
 
10th - 12th June 11.00am each day (for schools)
Ten-14: a celebration of Brian Ború
The Ark, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
www.ark.ie
13th June Performance with Glynis Casson
Sandymount, Dublin 4
 
27th June Glastonbury Festival - Greenfields
With Hazel O'Connor and Moya Brennan
www.moyabrennan.com
www.hazeloconnor.com
29th June - 3rd July An Chúirt Chruitireachta
An Grianán, Termonfechin, Co Louth
Festival of Irish harp
www.cairdenacruite.com
3rd July
With Hazel O'Connor
Final concert of Irish Harp Festival
www.cairdenacruite.com
6th - 12th July Scoil Shamhraidh Willie Clancy
Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare
scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com
25th - 27th July Éigse Eatharlaí
Tigh Roy, Glen of Aherlow, Co. Tipperary
www.eatharlai.ie
9th August
Festival Interceltique de Lorient
Brittany
www.festival- interceltique.com
29th -31st August Kansas City Irish Fest
with Ashley Davis
www.kcirishfest.com
20th September Voices & Harps performance
Muckross House, Killarney, Co. Kerry
www.voicesandharps.com
24th - 26th October O'Flaherty Music Retreat, Texas, USA www.oflahertyretreat. org
24th - 22nd November Voices & Harps tour Germany www.voicesandharps.com
24 Nov - 18 Dec Moya Brennan Irish Christmas Tour USA www.moyabrennan.com

New website up and run!
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Cormac DeBarra has been nominated for an IMA Award in the following categories:

Top Harpist

Review »» Tarraing Téad / Pulling Strings - Cormac De Barra & Máire Breatnach
Irish Times 27th August 2010
" Although Máire has collaborated closely with Cormac De Barra on her last CD, Cranna Ceoil , this is the pair’s first recording as a duo. A finely spun tribute to our rich harping tradition, from the finesse of the opener, Planxty Sudley or Carolan’s Dowry, to the pinprick precision of Miss Hamilton, composed by 18th-century Kerry composer Cornelius Lyons, Pulling Strings is a celebration of the magic that can flow between harp and fiddle and viola, with ample space between the notes for the melodies to find full expression. There’s a depth of interpretation here that will surely lure its share of new listeners to the music. Fionán de Barra contributes occasional subtle guitar accompaniment, but this album soars on the energy of harp and viola, richly arranged."
4 Stars - Siobhán Long, The Irish Times, 27/08/2010 »»more detail


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Music
Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra / Voices & Harps
© BEO Records 2011
1. My Match Is A Makin' (Tá Mo Chleamhnas á Dhéanamh)
2. She Moved Through The Fair
3. An Seanduine Dóite
4. Casadh Mo Chroí
5. Crann Úll
6. Carolan's Concerto
7. Longing To See You
8. Bean Dubh a' Ghleanna
9. Táim Breoite Go Leor
10. Go Brách
11. The Streets Of Derry
12. Hobknobs**** (iTunes Bonus Track)
Maire Breatnach & Cormac De Barra / Pulling Strings
© Máire Breatnach & Cormac De Barra 2010
1. Planxty Sudley
2. The Orphan, Paddy in London & The Rolling Wave
3. Mrs Bermingham
4. An Chúil Duibh Réidh
5. The Musical Priest & Major Harrison's Fedora
6. Eleanor Plunkett
7. Henry MacDermott Roe
8. Miss Hamilton
9. Moran's Return
10. Sliabh na mBan
11. Molly Nic Ailpín
12. The Swaggering Jig,Drops of Brandy & Hardiman the Fiddler
Karin Leitner & Cormac de Barra / Music of Great Irish Houses
© Karin Leitner & Cormac de Barra 2007
1. The Humours of Tuaimgréine
2. Down by the Sally Gardens
3. Brian Boru's March
4. O'Carolans Draught
5. Mrs Cole
6. O'Carolan's Concerto
7. Siciliano
8. Tabhair dom do Lámh
9. Lascia che pianga
10. Limericks Lament
11. Little Fountain
12. Sicilienne
13. Madame Maxwell
14. O' Carolan's Cottage
Anne-Marie O'Farrell - Cormac DeBarra/ Double Strung
© --- --- 2005
1. George Brabazon & Planxty Hewlett
2. Recuerdos de la Alhambra
3. An dTiocfaidh Tú Abhaile Liom? & Port Chúil Aodha
4. Passacaglia for Two Harps
5. The Humours of Ballyconnell & The Graf Spey
6. Caisleán Uí Néill
7. Song of the Chanter & Allistrum’s March
8. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
9. Chanson dans la Nuit
10.Miss MacDermott & Lady Gethin
11.The Gander in the Pratie Hole & The Queen of the Rushes
12.Farewell to Music
13. The Tailor’s Twist and The Spey in Spate
Cormac DeBarra / Barcó / © Cormac De Barra 2003
1. Hob Knobs
2. George Brabazon/Planxty Hewlett
3. Madam Cole
4. Do Chuirfinnse Féin
5. Sgt. Early's Dream
6. Colliers Set
7. Mr. O'Connor
8. Gander in the Pratie Hole/Queen of the Rushes
9. Slán le Ceol
10.Úna Bhán
11.Monaghan Jig
12.Booterstown Manoeuvres
13. Custard Cream Set
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