Dublin native Aoife Ní Bhriain is one of her generation’s most versatile and gifted violinists, a dazzling musician who commands both the classical world and her Irish traditional heritage. From across the Irish Sea and the west coast of Wales, harpist Catrin Finch has also built an impressive classical career and ventured into unchartered musical territory, most notably through her award-winning collaborations with Seckou Keita and Cimarrón.
Together, Aoife and Catrin form a formidable virtuoso duo, eager to explore a musical world of creative possibility, challenge and discovery, inspired by a multitude of influences and linked by the cultures of their home countries. Their debut public performances at Other Voices Cardigan in November 2022 drew rapturous audience acclaim. Their extraordinary and original new material will be released on their debut album, Double You, on 27th October 2023.
A Mwldan Production
(In) Catrin Finch and Aoife Ní Bhriain’s special Other Voices Cardigan performance... they played two sublime duets of Bach (Partita No 3) and a pair of slow and fast Welsh tunes. There were lovely alternating bowed and plucked phrases and the duo certainly demonstrated the Celtic affinity of Irish and Welsh. Beautiful music"
“A harpist of some distinction… her playing has striking freedom and an appealing spontaneity, and her technique is dazzling.”
Gramophone on Catrin Finch
“.... innate synergy…an ingenious blend of myriad influences.’