An early Irish Spring at Tryon Fine Arts Center

Published 10:56 pm Sunday, February 23, 2014

Caladh Nua (photo submitted)

Caladh Nua (photo submitted)

Ireland’s Caladh Nua will bring traditional Celtic music “with plenty of flair and lots of musical imagination” (Irish Music Magazine) to Tryon Fine Arts Center on Sunday, March 9 at 4 p.m.

Caladh Nua (pronounced: Coll-ah Noo-ah) is a tightly-knit, vibrant and talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the south-eastern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments – from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhrán and tin whistle to button accordion the band leads their listeners on a musical escapade through a sound-scape of their own creation.  Performing a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative tunes, the band captures the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balances them finely with an innovative contemporary styling.

Through a series of international tours and festivals across the globe, in cities such as Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Berlin, Mumbai and Vancouver, Caladh Nua has cast a uniquely captivating net of Irish music and song to an ever receptive and increasing worldwide audience.

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Caladh Nua appears at Tryon Fine Arts Center during their three-week debut American Tour of seven states.  The concert is the third in the Main Stage season sponsored by Millard & Company.  WNCW radio is the media sponsor.

After the concert and for an additional fee, patrons are invited to “raise a pint” at a post-show reception for the band.  Tickets for the performance and the post-show party are available online at or by calling 828-859-8322.

Photo: Caladh Nua, meaning “new harbor” or “new haven,” sails through Tryon on Sunday, March 9, 2014 during their three week tour in the US.

American Public Radio endorses this five-piece band saying, “What a terrific, young band! We suspect they are going to be around a long time!”

Tickets are available online at or by calling 828-859-8322.

– article submitted by
Marianne Carruth