Nuadán-Live @Maureen’s

Nuadán-Live @Maureen’s

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 8.00pm

Maureen’s, 14 John Redmond Street, Shandon, Cork.

We are delighted to welcome the hugely talented Nuadán to the room on Thursday, 20th February at 8 p.m. - all very welcome, with admission by donation.

Nuadán are a vibrant band from the Déise who play a wide range of traditional tunes and sing sean-nós, macaronic and traditional songs in English. The band focuses on keeping the tradition they were brought up with alive, while also adding something new to the music. Each member of the band brings a flavour of their own to the ensemble, which brings a fresh and energetic feel to their music.

The band comprises of brothers Cárthach Ó Faoláin (accordion, melodeon, vocals), Macdara Ó Faoláin (bouzouki, piano, fiddle, vocals), Pax Ó Faoláin (fiddle, bodhrán, vocals) from An Rinn and Iarlaith MacGabhann (flute, whistles) from Dublin.

In January 2016, Nuadán launched their debut album, Lá Laindí Lugha, which has been received extremely well by a national and international audience.

Culture.. Heritage.. Irishness.. Understanding.. Respect..
Steeped in the music of their area, this CD from Nuadán is a continuation of the Rinn Ó gCuanach (Waterford) singing and musical tradition, from Nioclás Tóibín to Danú to Caoimhín Ó Fearghaíl and to this new generation of musicians. This CD contains superb singing and playing - I praise them and their music to the heavens."

- Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Renowned fiddle player, TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2003

Nuadán have played at many festivals and concerts nationwide including the Gala Concert at the Chief O’Neill Festival Bantry in 2018, Traidphicnic 2017 in Spiddal, Ennis Trad Fest Kilkenny TradFest 2017 and the Fleadh Nua in Ennis. Nuadán are delighted to be launching their new album ‘Dén Díobháil’ in 2019.

In November 2019, they launched their second album, Dén Díobháil at the Ennis Trad Fest. This new album has received an even better response, frequently featuring on national and international radio stations since its launch. They have played two CD Launch concerts to a full house and have more of these concerts booked nationwide in 2020.

“Nuadán, with their impeccable musicianship, have crafted this collection of tunes and songs with assurance and taste, and it exemplifies the rich musical traditions of their native Déise. Intimate and authentic, compact and diverse, full of grace, goodness and gorgeous melodies: pure music!”

- Steve Cooney, renowned guitarist, studio producer and performer

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