Live Performance Reviews
If you're at all into the Celtic Woman phenomenon, she's the real deal (born in County Tipperary). Minogue's sound is traditional, with mystical influences
I'll bet she puts a spell on you.
Somewhere between listening and dreaming, between classical and folk, between myth and history, you’ll find Áine Minogue’s music
Minogue has succeeded in stunning audiences with both her harp playing and her angelic voice.
THE PATRIOT LEDGER
The local harpist is a folk music wonder. Her concerts are often spellbinding events
Áine pushes her art to the edge of her music. She embraces a traditional core and re approaches it, wrapping it in new and exciting clothing. She's a terrific musician, with an uncanny ability to connect with her audience.
BRIAN O'DONOVAN, WGBH RADIO, BOSTON
Minogue is a spellbinding performer on the Celtic harp
WORCESTER GAZETTE & TELEGRAPH
Clearly, this is a voice that has never been earthbound. To hear Áine Minogue sing is to loose all worldly cares.
NEWPORT THIS WEEK
The concert was nothing less than an enchanting evening of music, storytelling, in the Celtic tradition. When Áine Minogue is back in town, drop everything and go to see her.
...this Irish harpist combines a hypnotic Celtic spirituality and contemporary sophistication in her playing and delicately lovely singing....
..beguiling style....Áine Minogue's harp was dark and beautiful.....
SCOTT ALARIK, BOSTON GLOBE
...when you go to see Minogue play, and you should unless chained to the garage, you will find a kind of music for which there is no exact equivalent in any of the other arts....
SOUTH SHORE NEWS
......the elegant harp gets down and dirty......Áine Minogue, who plays her harp in concert halls and ballrooms, for the president of Ireland or the mayor of Boston, has brought the elegant sound of the harp back to the sessions, where it roughhouses with Boston mainstay Irish instruments....when the harp solo begins, the room stops to listen....... one of the world's greatest harpists...an extraordinary talent......
..Minogue's roots are in traditional Irish harp music, which she performs with angelic grace. She celebrated the release of her new CD (Circle of the Sun) with an absolutely enchanting night......mixing traditional and original songs.....
STEVE MORSE, BOSTON GLOBE
.......a truly impressive facet of Minogue's talent is her ability to de-emphasize the complexity of Celtic harp without compromising the instrument's unique appeal. When Minogue plays the Celtic harp, the audience is captivated by the music and not the musician....
BOSTON IRISH REPORTER
...it is in performance that the real Áine Minogue emerges....through her sheer talent as a musician and storyteller.....
THE GUARDIAN, IRELAND
...a superb set of music live from Kendall Square....best of the local and national scene..
DICK PLEASANTS, WGBH RADIO, BOSTON
...Áine Minogue is a most versatile singer and harpist, a craftsman of balance, taste and skill, always conscientious and reasoned, and beautiful in her art.....
...Áine pushes her art to the edge of her music. She embraces a traditional core and reapproaches it, wrapping it in new and exciting clothing. She's a terrific musician, with an uncanny ability to connect with her audience.
BRIAN O'DONOVAN, WGBH RADIO "A CELTIC SOJOURN"
....Ms. Minogue is at home with love songs sung in Gaelic, the foot-tapping rhythms of jigs, reels, and Irish hornpipes, those plucked from Irish history, and the classical music of the masters. She's at home with Irish music based on the rhythms of Bach, with her own compositions, with the music of contemporary composers, and the music of great Irish composers. .....
SOUTH SHORE NEWS
...Minogue has succeeded in stunning audiences with both her harp playing and her angelic voice.....
THE PATRIOT LEDGER