Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center
Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Throughout history, Ireland has been embraced as a land of song and singers, of music and musicians – men and women who for centuries have been inspired and nurtured by the sounds and swells of her windblown nature. It is from the traditional heart of this musical island that Caladh Nua (a Gaelic word meaning “a new or safe port or anchorage”) has been born, raised and released into the world. Collectively, the band is a tightly knit, vibrant, and staggeringly talented group of musicians with their origins deeply rooted in the southern counties of Ireland. Composed of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments — from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran, and tin whistle to button accordion — the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative styling. Through Caladh Nua’s collective influences, both the history and future of Irish music spark to life with a charismatic verve. From slow airs and plaintive vocals hauntingly delivered to modern arrangements played with virtuosity and spell-binding flair, Caladh Nua respectfully delivers the music of their heritage and carries it forward seamlessly into the future.
“They will warm your souls and set your toes tapping.” - FolkWorld