Affiniti to Perform At 2016 Christmas Gala

AffinitiFor the third year in a row, Affiniti, Ireland’s foremost celtic classical trio is delighted to return to Mary’s Woods for the 2016 Christmas Gala. They will be joined in each of their concerts by the wonderful Howard Crosby, nephew of the legendary Bing Crosby, who was lucky enough to inherit the golden voice as well as the name.

Affinití is made up of Emer Barry (Soprano), Aisling Ennis (Harp) and Mary Mc Cague (Violin). All three are classically trained and Masters of their instruments but it is their genuine affinity with each other and their desire to create and perform together that makes them really special. Their music is hard to define – think the lovechild of Classical and Rock mixed with celtic blood and that’s Affinití

Kevin Cullen, Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist with The Boston Globe saw Affiniti perform earlier this year. He wrote: “Ireland has always been reimagined by strong women, a mythical Kathleen ni Houlihan, a presidential Mary McAleese. And then, at Steinert Hall, a small, intimate venue in Boston, I heard, for the first time, Aisling Ennis plucking her harp, Mary McCague swaying with her violin, and Emer Barry singing with the angels, and I knew this was the essence of Irish art, a classical and Celtic crossover, informed as much by the Chieftains as Chopin…full of soul and sass and sophistication as well as exquisite technique…Find them. Listen to them. Relish them”. Each member of Affiniti holds a Masters in Music performance and has travelled extensively as soloists across every continent. As a group, they use their special bond to create exciting, innovative arrangements of songs from a myriad of genres including classical, Celtic, rock and pop. During the Mary’s Woods Christmas Gala they will perform a special concert in the Chapel of the Holy Names celebrating the festive season with some of the most loved Celtic and Christmas songs and duets. Join Affiniti and Howard Crosby for an unforgettable evening that is sure to lift your spirits.

Learn more about Affiniti at their website