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May 2019


Interview with Inge on NVTV with Karen Mooney

April 2019

April 2019, County Down Spectator

Maeshine interview and feature in The Bangor Literary Journal, Issue 8, April 2019

Full article on THIS LINK

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April 2019, County Down Spectator

March 2019

Maeshine 'Gentle Peace' Album launch at Bangor Abbey




'Gentle Peace' at Bangor Abbey


On Saturday 30 March, a large audience at Bangor Abbey including Lady Sylvia Hermon and the Mayor of Ards and North Down, councillor Richard Smart, found themselves entranced and delighted by the music of  Maeshine and the art of Rosie Haghighi.  


This launch event of the “Gentle Peace” CD and the accompanying art exhibition inspired by songs on the album was indeed a special occasion with a joyous, meaningful and ethereal atmosphere in the sacred setting of Bangor Abbey.


Paula Lamb from Bangor Carnegie Library said “Thank you for a magical evening of beauty & joy. The last song, with the message of peace, brought tears to my eyes.” Many others expressed similar sentiments on the evening. There weren’t many dry eyes in the audience when the concert finished with a spontaneous standing ovation for Maeshine who were also accompanied by Danny Boyle on cello. 


Lady Sylvia Hermon conveyed her deep appreciation to songwriter Inge Persyn and accompanist Anna Smith after the concert. She spoke of enjoying the peacefulness of the music and how she wished for this peace to reach where it is much needed. 


Local residents James & Madeline McCausland praised the album which was produced by Tommy Haghighi and said “Great album! Tommy’s production only adds to what is a truly divine collection of songs, complemented by Rosie’s superb artwork.”


After the concert, there was much buzz at the Parish Centre where people’s hearts were moved yet again by Rosie’s art. A collection of 30 stunning colour prints and also a selection of the original inked drawings transformed the hall into a truly enchanting place. The delicious home baking by Inge, Rosie and Anna was also a great success!


20% of the ticket proceeds is being donated to Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan Cancer Support on behalf of Maeshine and Bangor Abbey.  A large donation is also being made to the Bangor Abbey Restoration fund as a token of appreciation from Maeshine and Rosie Haghighi for all the kindness, help and support they received from the Bangor Abbey parish.


Anjela Nakazava from Bangor said “It was an inspirational evening, which has touched my heart with music, gentle sounds and magical art.” 


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March 2019, County Down Spectator

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February 2019

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"Duo release single and bring our local beauty spot to everyone's attention".


The single, Strickland's Glen, will be the first release from the up and coming album, 'Gentle Peace'. It will be released on February 28th and will be available to stream or download from Spotify, ITunes, Amazon, etc.


Bangor (Co. Down) based Maeshine is the creation of Inge Persyn accompanied by Anna Smith who together fuse Celtic, Folk, World and New Age genres into a unique sound of their own.


Maeshine will be performing live at Bangor Abbey on March 30th, where they will be launching 'Gentle Peace'. After the concert there will be an exhibition by Rosie Haghighi with art inspired by songs on the album. 


Part of the proceeds from this concert will be donated to The Alzheimer's Society and Macmillan Cancer Support.


For tickets and more information about Maeshine please check their website

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