Spotlight : New documentary on the music of Caladh Nua

This is a newly released 30 minute programme on the group Caladh Nua. It was shown on TG4 earlier in the month and is a great insight into their formation, history and music.  We have featured the group on Tradconnect over the last few years but they have been quite of late.  Caladh is an old Irish word meaning "Harbour" or "Shelter place". Caladh Nua means a "New Harbour" or "New Shelter place".

The band was founded in early 2009 as a result of the musicians crossing paths, realising that they had a special connection and then taking that to the next level by playing and recording together. The band comprises five musicians from counties Carlow, Waterford and Kilkenny. Their arrangements include traditional Irish dance music, traditional songs alongside some more recently composed pieces. This they state gives "a perfect balance between the innovation and preservation of Ireland's wonderful music and song tradition according to the band themselves"  They released Happy Days in 2009 and followed up in 2011 with Next Stop.  Both were very strong albums.  Their website is www.caladhnua.com

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