Caladh Nua
Caladh Nua


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  • country:Ireland
  • style(s):Irish, Traditional
  • label:Caladh Nua
  • type:Quintet
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist posted by:Strada Music LLP

Line up

  • Colm O'Caoimh (Guitar, Vocals)
  • Derek Morrissey (Button Accordion)
  • Eoin O'Meachair (Tenor Banjo, Whistle, Vocals)
  • Lisa Butler (Lead Vocals, Fiddle)
  • Paddy Tutty (Fiddle, Backing Vocals, Bodhran)


"Solid traditional music with plenty of flair and lots of musical imagination"
- Irish Music Magazine
"What a terrific, young band"
- American Public Radio
"What a quintet Fab songs meet wonderful tunes"
- The Chicago Irish American News
Caladh is an old Irish word meaning "Harbour" or "Shelter place". Caladh Nua means a "New Harbour" or "New Shelter place". Caladh Nua could also refer to a new comfortable place where music and song sets a warm lovely atmosphere.
With all this in mind, this is "Caladh Nua", a unique Irish band founded in 2009. Like many of the great Irish traditional bands Caladh Nua formed as a result of some great musicians crossing paths, realising a special connection and then wanting to share it with the world audience. The ensemble comprises of five extremely talented musicians from three beautiful regions in Ireland, counties Carlow, Waterford and Kilkenny. Their tasteful musical include traditional Irish dance music, traditional songs alongside some more recently composed pieces. Caladh Nua has a perfect balance between innovation and preservation of Irelands wonderful music and song tradition - the band's special repertoire and energy is guaranteed to capture an audience of any generation