The Irish folk band Caladh Nua will continue the 2011 Collins Stewart World Music Series later this month.
Recently returned from a successful Canadian tour, the group captures the music of the Emerald Isle using a variety of instruments. From the bodhran drum to the Celtic bouzouki and even the simple tin whistle, the players demonstrate their skill with all of Ireland’s traditional instruments along with those better known, including accordion and guitar.
Caladh Nua strikes a balance between innovation and the preservation of Ireland’s wonderful music and song tradition. The band's energetic repertoire is designed to capture an audience of any generation.
Caladh Nua means ‘new shelter’, which refers to a safe place where music creates a warm atmosphere.
Travelling from the UK this month, Caladh Nua will perform at the Jersey Arts Centre on Monday 19 September before giving further performances for audiences in Alderney, Sark and Guernsey.
The group will also be staging school workshops, providing their young audiences with the chance to learn more about the instruments, the songs, the dances and the history of traditional Irish music. The group was chosen by the organisers of the programme – The Channel Islands Music Council – who aim to present a diverse range of performances.
Sponsored once again by investment manager and stockbroker Collins Stewart Wealth Management, this year’s series of concerts began in May with a performance from South African choir, Ambutho, followed by Japanese drummers Mugenkyo in June. The series will finish in October with Mexican Mariachi band Mariachi Mexteca.
Chief Executive Officer of Collins Stewart Wealth Management Offshore, Grahame Lovett, said ‘The World Music Series makes such lively and entertaining shows accessible to residents of the Channel Islands. I look forward to joining the audience on what promises to be an excellent evening.’
‘We are proud to be able to offer Islanders of all ages the opportunity to experience world music like never before and I am sure that Caladh Nua will continue the high standard set by Ambutho and Mugenkyo and make this the best year yet for the World Music Series.’
Caladh Nua will be performing at the Jersey Arts Centre at 8pm on Monday 19 September – tickets are available from the Box Office, tel 700444.