Máire Breatnach is Ireland's best-known fiddler, musical storyteller and modern representative of the Celtic bard guild. The Riverdance violinist is an exceptional figure on the Irish music scene.
Máire Breatnach has been involved in almost all important productions of the past thirty years: with fiddle, viola, whistle, piano, keyboards, guitar, as a composer, arranger, studio musician, producer.
Her own compositions are about the lovers of Celtic mythology, her songs are the great traditional love songs of Ireland, of course in Gaelic: "Sean nos" - full of longing, passion and melancholy. Her gripping dance compositions, whether reel, jig or hornpipe, have long since entered the treasure trove of the traditional repertoire of Irish folk music.
She has worked with Nigel Kennedy, Mike Oldfield, Clannad, Donovan, the Chieftains, Sinead O Connor and Norland Wind, among others.
"Norland Wind" harpist Thomas Loefke accompanies Máire on a musical dream journey into Ireland's Celtic past. His harp compositions, created on his travels to the island world of the North Atlantic, are another focal point in this duo program, which is characterized by the unbroken musical tradition of Ireland, the grandiose coastal and island landscapes of Northwest Europe, gripping stories, strong emotions and exuberant joie de vivre and exciting combination of fiddle, harp and a grandiose voice.