Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Bua in Concert, Nov 20

Music starts 7pm. Doors 6:30pm. Advance tickets $16, $20 at the door. Free for kids 18 & under!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.” 

Bua is 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.

This year, flute player Sean Gavin became the first American to be awarded the prestigious Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal at the annual competition in Cork, Ireland. Back in 2002, singer Brían Ó hAirt was the first American to win a senior All-Ireland in traditional singing. 

Drawing much of their musical inspiration from the rich musical past of Sean and Devin's hometown of Chicago, 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.”