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.
This very unique band was founded in early 2009. Like many of the great Irish traditional bands Caladh Nua simply formed as a result of great musicians crossing paths, realising a special connection and then wanting to share it with the world audience. The ensemble comprises of five qualified musicians from three beautiful regions in Ireland, counties Carlow, Waterford and Kilkenny. The tasteful musical arrangements of Caladh Nua include traditional Irish dance music, traditional songs alongside some more recently composed pieces. Caladh Nua has a perfect balance between innovation and preservation of Irelands wonderful music and song tradition, the bands special repertoire and energy is guaranteed to capture an audience of any generation.
EOIN O'MEACHAIR(BANJO,MANDOLIN, WHISTLES AND VOCALS)
LISA BUTLER(LEAD VOCALS & FIDDLE)
DEREK MORRISEY(BUTTON ACCORDION)
COLM O'CAOIMH(GUITAR,BOUZOUKI & LEAD VOCALS)