Caladh Nua / CrossHarbour
at London Irish Centre
Sat 29th Oct 2016
Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant band of five versatile musicians and singers playing a variety of instruments – banjo, fiddle, guitar, bodhran, tin whistle and accordion. The band captures the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balances them with an innovative contemporary flair.
The band is Lisa Butler (vocal, fiddle), Derek Morrissey (accordion), Paddy Tutty (fiddle), Brian Mooney (banjo) and Caoimhín O Fearghaill (guitar). They have played for the Irish President at her residence in Ireland and have performed across Ireland, Europe and Canada. The band has released 3 albums to date – Happy Days, Next Stop and Honest to Goodness. For further information, see www.caladhnua.com
CrossHarbour is a dynamic young band from London’s thriving Irish music scene. Fusing well-loved traditional tunes and songs with original compositions and innovative arrangements, CrossHarbour has gained a reputation for its highly virtuosic, energetic and polished performances.
The band features the remarkable abilities of winner of no less than 19 All-Ireland titles, flute and whistle virtuoso and composer Órlaith McAuliffe, fiddler Sam Proctor, whose 2008 debut solo album, Natural Progression, was chosen by the Irish Times as one of the traditional albums of the year, multi-instrumentalist Philippe Barnes, London session musician and teacher Tad Sargent on bodhrán and bouzouki and singer Rosie Hodgson, who was a finalist in the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. For further information, see www.crossharbourmusic.com