Traditional Irish Music
In their own words features excerpts from our discussions with musicians on their latest albums. This is what Jacob McAuley had to say about Nua's new album. "Each of the four tunes on this EP are progressively modern in their composition. They represent a great snapshot of where we want to take their music. Basically since every tune on the EP is original, it is a perfect example of the types or style of tunes we compose. We are rooted in traditional Irish and Scottish music (since all three of us have been exposed to it and have been playing since we were very young) but we obviously have applied a very modern approach to our music. With that said, we have never wanted to fully leave the traditional side of things, rather just grow upon it with our own sound. Each of us bring a unique element to the group, and that's one of the main drivers of the group.
As opposed to most groups who have several members, some in the spotlight most of the time, others staying in the background, we wanted to have three members that equally share the spotlight so to speak. Where each member can take on multiple roles depending on what is going on musically. Obviously when it comes down to it, we only have one melody player, but the guitar and bodhrán both have their moments to speak melodically instead of just rhythmically. The fiddle also has times to lay back and keep a more rhythmic feel or a more subtle drone. All in all, we like to provide an exciting sound which is just as exciting on CD as it is live. Although, obviously nothing beats hearing the music live!"
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