The trad band Caladh Nua, a Dublin-based singer-wongwriter and a DJ set infused with jazz will feature at this weekend’s Cabaret Craiceáilte at Teach Hiudaí Beag’s pub in Gaoth Dobhair.
The monthly cabaret starts off at 9.30pm this Saturday, January 29th.
On the bill are Caladh Nua, a traditional music band founded in early 2009 by musicians from counties Carlow, Waterford and Kilkenny. The ensemble comprises five extremely talented musicians, Eoin O Meachair (tenor banjo, mandolin, whistle and vocals), Paddy Tutty (fiddle), Lisa Butler (lead vocals and fiddle), Derek Morrissey (button accordian) and Colm O Caoimh (guitar, bouzoukie and vocals).
The group’s musical arrangements include traditional Irish dance music and traditional songs alongside more recently composed pieces. Irish Music magazine described them as, “solid traditional music with plenty of flair and lots of musical imagination”.
Traic Ó Braonáinn is a Dublin based singer/songwriter who is heavily influenced by the Waterboys. He will be joined by his band, including former members of traditional group ‘An Scadan Rua’. Sharing the Craiceáilte stage with Caladh Nua and Traic, will be Seán Ó Teimhneáin, from the Old Souls Brigade, who will play a trad infused DJ set, ably assisted by Neil Fitzgibbon’s musical manipulations, using live instruments and loop stations.