Affinití

Live Act Klassik Musical Classical Crossover
Affinití - Klassik Musical Classical Crossover Live Act in Cork

Affinití Short Info

Affinití is an Irish Classical Crossover trio with a difference. Emer Barry (soprano), Aisling Ennis (harp) and Mary McCague (violin) fuse the best of celtic, contemporary and classical elements into a new world of music. 'Affinití’ is borne out of a connection to each other and to a unique fusion of the arts with fashion and sound. Equally comfortable in the realms of classical, traditional, rock/pop, and opera, Affinití move seamlessly between the genres, mesmerising audiences. Their music is hard to define – think the love child of Classical and Rock, mixed with Celtic blood, and that’s Affinití.
In addition to creating unique arrangements of existing songs, the girls have recently begun composing original material and are currently putting finishing touches to the Shannon Suite which was commissioned by Shannon Airport. They are also writing a book of music, inspired by Irish myths and legends.
Affinití have been attracting consistent media attention for their unique sound and musical style. They have performed on RTÉ One’s ‘The Saturday Night Show’, RTE One Radio’s ‘The Mooney Show’, and TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’ and ‘The Morning Show.’ Affinití won Standout Newcomer and Best Group in the annual awards of top online UK forum www.classical-crossover.co.uk. Their media profile rocketed in May 2014 when they were chosen to perform for Donald Trump and his family on the red carpet at Shannon Airport, and later for a private performance at the President’s Suite.
Affinití have recently undertaken two very successful US tours with performances in prestigious venues including Steinert Hall, Boston, Steinway Hall, New York and the Ross Perot Science Museum, Dallas where they gave a recital to mark the honourary conferring of Harry McKillop for his contribution to the arts and humanities in Ireland. In June, they will perform in Rhode Island and a White Christmas Tour has just been confirmed for December 2014 which will include concerts in Chicago, Portland, Walla Walla (Washington State) and a special performance in the Bing Crosby Theatre in Spokane, at the invitation of Crosby’s family.
Following a recent concert in Boston, Pullitzer prize-winning journalist for the Boston Globe, Kevin Cullen, wrote that “Ireland has always been reimagined by strong women…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, as indepted to Mary Coughlan as to Mary J. Blige, full of soul and sass and sophistication as well as exquisite technique. A trio of Irish girls as comfortable in the pub as in the conservatory, as conversant in Beethoven as in Bono. Find them. Listen to them. Relish them.”

Affinití is an Irish Classical Crossover trio with a difference. Emer Barry (soprano), Aisling Ennis (harp) and Mary McCague (violin) fuse the best of celtic, contemporary and classical elements into a new world of music. 'Affinití’ is borne out of a connection to each other and to a unique fusion of the arts with fashion and sound. Equally comfortable in the realms of classical, traditional, rock/pop, and opera, Affinití move seamlessly between the genres, mesmerising audiences. Their music is hard to define – think the love child of Classical and Rock, mixed with Celtic blood, and that’s Affinití.
In addition to creating unique arrangements of existing songs, the girls have recently begun composing original material and are currently putting finishing touches to the Shannon Suite which was commissioned by Shannon Airport. They are also writing a book of music, inspired by Irish myths and legends.
Affinití have been attracting consistent media attention for their unique sound and musical style. They have performed on RTÉ One’s ‘The Saturday Night Show’, RTE One Radio’s ‘The Mooney Show’, and TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’ and ‘The Morning Show.’ Affinití won Standout Newcomer and Best Group in the annual awards of top online UK forum www.classical-crossover.co.uk. Their media profile rocketed in May 2014 when they were chosen to perform for Donald Trump and his family on the red carpet at Shannon Airport, and later for a private performance at the President’s Suite.
Affinití have recently undertaken two very successful US tours with performances in prestigious venues including Steinert Hall, Boston, Steinway Hall, New York and the Ross Perot Science Museum, Dallas where they gave a recital to mark the honourary conferring of Harry McKillop for his contribution to the arts and humanities in Ireland. In June, they will perform in Rhode Island and a White Christmas Tour has just been confirmed for December 2014 which will include concerts in Chicago, Portland, Walla Walla (Washington State) and a special performance in the Bing Crosby Theatre in Spokane, at the invitation of Crosby’s family.
Following a recent concert in Boston, Pullitzer prize-winning journalist for the Boston Globe, Kevin Cullen, wrote that “Ireland has always been reimagined by strong women…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, as indepted to Mary Coughlan as to Mary J. Blige, full of soul and sass and sophistication as well as exquisite technique. A trio of Irish girls as comfortable in the pub as in the conservatory, as conversant in Beethoven as in Bono. Find them. Listen to them. Relish them.”

Affinití is an Irish Classical Crossover trio with a difference. Emer Barry (soprano), Aisling Ennis (harp) and Mary McCague (violin) fuse the best of celtic, contemporary and classical elements into a new world of music. 'Affinití’ is borne out of a connection to each other and to a unique fusion of the arts with fashion and sound. Equally comfortable in the realms of classical, traditional, rock/pop, and opera, Affinití move seamlessly between the genres, mesmerising audiences. Their music is hard to define – think the love child of Classical and Rock, mixed with Celtic blood, and that’s Affinití.
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Past Gigs Affinití

  • 12 | 2014 Mansion House, Dublin White Christmas Tour
  • 12 | 2014 Mansion House, Dublin White Christmas Tour
  • 12 | 2014 The Mansion House, Dublin White Christmas Tour
  • 12 | 2014 Bing Crosby Theatre, Spokane White Christmas Tour
  • 12 | 2014 Walla Walla, Washington White Christmas Tour
  • 12 | 2014 Portland, Oregon White Christmas Tour
  • 12 | 2014 Portland, Oregon Concert
  • 12 | 2014 Lyons & Healy, Chicago White Christmas Tour
  • 09 | 2014 Cashel, Co. Tipperary Concert
  • 06 | 2014 Newry, Co. Down Concert in Newry Town Hall
  • 04 | 2014 Shannon Airport Performance for Donald Trump
  • 04 | 2014 New York Regeneration Ireland
  • 04 | 2014 Maynooth Fundraiser for Abbacus School for children with autism
  • 04 | 2014 Dublin The Saturday Night Show, RTE 1 Television
  • 03 | 2014 Dublin Affinití in Concert
  • 02 | 2014 Boston Regeneration Ireland
  • 02 | 2014 Texas Regeneration Ireland
  • 02 | 2014 Dublin Affinití in Concert

Discography Affinití

  • 2014 Rolling in the Deep Single | n/a
  • 2013 O Holy Night Single | Indie
  • 2012 Rebirth EP | n/a

Media

  • Video Affiniti - Rolling in the Deep
  • Video Behind the scenes of Affiniti.
  • Video Beautiful Celtic Version of...
  • Video Affiniti EP Launch

Origin

  • Cork IE

Founded

  • 2012

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