Bua in Concert, April 25
Music begins 8pm, doors open at 7:30pm. Advance tickets $16, $20 at the door. BUY TICKETS
“Bua evokes the good times that Irish traditional music so often celebrates,” playing in a manner to “raise the rafters with their playing, charm with their singing, and delight with their contemporary energy.”
Irish Music Awards’ 2009 “Top Traditional Group” is Bua, a quartet comprised of Brían Ó hAirt: vocals, concertina, sean-nós dance; Sean Gavin: flute, uilleann pipes; Devin Shepherd: fiddle; Brian Miller: guitar, bouzouki, vocals.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, a long celebrated center of Irish traditional music, Bua “has established itself individually and as a group in the eyes and ears of the traditional community.” In their 2011 release, Down the Green Fields, Bua explores the forgotten sounds from the heyday of Irish music in the City of Big Shoulders with a blend of enchantingly stark song arrangements and bold, pulsing dance tunes. Lauded by The Bluegrass Situation as being the top Irish album of the past five years, Down the Green Fields stands as “a testament, from beginning to end, of the lasting essentials of the Irish tradition.”