Described by critics as “jaw-dropping, her mastery and her lovely
instrument defying any other description,” “sonic fireworks that dazzled
all with their brilliance” and “an empathetic and expressive
performer,” Cathy Irons performs concerts from baroque and classical to contemporary and jazz throughout NZ.
Cathy is a vibrant and dynamic performer passionate about music, sharing it with others and connecting with her audience.
She enjoys collaborating with musicians, artists, dancers and composers. And on the side, has fun with arranging or composition.
One of the pleasures of being a musician
is experiencing moments of being touched by music. It is as if something
dormant is awakened. Memories stirred. Worries forgotten. The present
It was like that last week for me when I was at Christchurch Men's Prison and had the privilege of performing alongside 12 young men in the Youth Unit. We were rehearsing a guitar piece in a hall, surrounded by walls, barbed wire, survellaince cameras, guards and security alarms. It was in the middle of a song, that I suddenly took a step back and saw a bigger picture. We had forgotten everything. The past. The future. We hung in the present. Singing and playing our hearts out. Connecting. Sharing.
Music is an incredble art form. It has no barriers. We could have been anywhere on the planet.