Music Dance

Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss

Harpist Maeve Gilchrist and percussive dancer Nic Gareiss bring their original infusion of music and dance to the stage


$24 general / $ 20 members

Fri, May 11



Box Office


Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


Percussive dancer Nic Gareiss (This is How we Fly) and harpist Maeve Gilchrist bring their original infusion of music and dance to the stage for an enthralling performance. Sharing a deep respect for traditional music and culture while drawing on contemporary elements of music, movement, rhythm and improvisation, Gareiss and Gilchrist have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene as innovators in their fields. The percussion and drive of Gareiss' footwork combined with Gilchrist's melodic and improvisational sensibilities make for an explosive duet that delights both the ears and the eyes.

“The human epitome of the unbearable lightness of being...the most inventive and expressive step dancer on the scene.”
The Irish Times on Nic Gareiss

“If there’s a musician who can bask in tradition yet immerse herself musically in the multicoloured experience of life, it’s Gilchrist.”The Irish Times on Maeve Gilchrist




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