ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
Solid traditional music with plenty of flair and lots of musical
imagination - Irish Music Magazine
Caladh Nua is a brilliant young Celtic trad band from Eire. Caladh is an old Irish word meaning "Harbour" or "Shelter place", so 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.
From their humble beginnings in 2009, Caladh Nua have released two critically acclaimed albums to date, Happy Days and Next Stop. Having made their debut performance in October 2009 at the Copenhagen Irish Festival alongside acts such as Dermot Bryne and Steve Cooney, their journey has taken them to perform at many well known festivals such as Lorient Festival InterCeltique, France; the Tonder Festival, Denmark; Mood Indigo, Mumbai, India - Asia's biggest Student Cultural Festival; Stan Rogers Festival; Mission Folk Festival (where they were a big hit!) and the Winnipeg Folk Festival in Canada. Ireland's President, Mary McAleese, also invited the band to play at Áras an Uachtaráin for the Annual Presidential St. Patrick's Day Celebration in March 2010.