About Natalie Ní Chasaide
Natalie Ní Chasaide grew up in Dublin and is part of a well known musical and Irish speaking family known as Na Casaidigh. Her mother is from Loches France, a little town in the Loire Valley. She is a multi- instrumentalist but primarily plays the piano. She is a member of Dublin based folk band ‘’The Bonny Men’’ who have toured the world with their music and are about to release their third album.
She also plays in different genres and is part of rock/pop band ‘’Sisterix’’ and the family band; ‘’Na Casaidigh’’ .She is a Primary School teacher by profession and arranges music for choirs and ensembles in her spare time. She has played in renouned festivals such as Lorient Festival interceltique, Michigan Irish Festival, Glasgow Celtic Connections and Ireland’s Electric Picnic.
They (The Bonny Men) have that drive and swagger, and in piper Maitiú Ó Casaide they have a musician who grabs a tune by the throat and squeezes out every last dance step in your shoes.”
Seán Liffey, Irish Music Magazine
“…and the colourful and exciting pipering of Maitiú Ó Casaide, whose own arrangement and solo performance of three famous traditional tunes..proved a highlight of this highlight-heavy show (RIAN)”
Stephen Graham, musicalcriticisms.com