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Caladh Nua Brings Traditional Irish Music With Contemporary Flair

March 9, 2015

In-Demand Irish Ensemble Takes the Algonquin Stage on Saturday, March 14

EVENT INFORMATION
What:

Caladh Nua – Irish Concert

Dates & Times:
Saturday, March 14 – 8 p.m.

Location:
Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main Street, Manasquan, N.J.

Tickets:
Premium: $46 adults, $43 seniors, $36 students
Regular: $39 adults, $36 seniors, $29 students
Box Office Hours: M-F 12-6 p.m. and Saturday 12-4 p.m.
Call 732-528-9211 or reserve online at algonquinarts.org
All tickets subject to $2 per ticket fee.

IMAGE: http://www.algonquinarts.org/cc/CaladhNua_2_CMYK
Caladh Nua is (from left) - Derek Morrissey (accordion), Eoin O'Meachair (banjo, whistle), Lisa Butler (vocals and fiddle), Paddy Tutty (lead fiddle, bodhran), and Caoimhín Ó Fearghail (tin whistle, flute, guitar, uilleann pipes). Courtesy of Caladh Nua

MANASQUAN, N.J. (March 9, 2015) – Manasquan serves as the next 'caladh nua' for Caladh Nua on its 2015 U.S. tour this Saturday a the staggeringly talented Irish band takes the Algonquin stage at 8 p.m.

The band's Gaelic name means “a new or safe port,” and its five musicians capture the essential qualities of traditional Irish music with their own innovative, contemporary flair. From banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion, Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit ensemble deeply rooted in Ireland's Southern Counties.

Tickets starting at $39 for adults, $36 for seniors and $29 for students are available online at algonquinarts.org and from the Algonquin Arts Theatre Box Office by calling 732-528-9211. All tickets are subject to a $2 per ticket processing fee.

The concert is sponsored by the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of the Jersey Shore.

Band members come from West Waterford County as well as Counties Carlow and Kilkenny. In addition to Lisa Butler (lead vocals and fiddle), band members include Derek Morrissey (accordion), Paddy Tutty (lead fiddle, bodhran), Caoimhín Ó Fearghail (tin whistle, flute, guitar, uilleann pipes) and Eoin O'Meachair (banjo, whistle).

Through a series of international tours and festivals across the globe, which saw the band take the stage in cities such as Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Berlin, Mumbai and Vancouver, Caladh Nua has cast a uniquely captivating net of Irish music and song over an ever widening worldwide audience. They remain in demand on home soil as well, performing for former Irish President Mary McAleese at her residence while in office.

A long list of TV and radio broadcasts of their performances and two acclaimed recordings includes American Public Radio, the BBC, and RTE. Performing a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes, Caladh Nua is a young ensemble on the rise.

About Algonquin Arts Theatre
Algonquin Arts Theatre (AAT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1992 with the mission to provide cultural enhancement and arts education to all audiences at the Jersey Shore through high-quality performances and programs in theatre, music, film and dance. The end goal is to foster appreciation of the arts and promote lifelong learning, particularly among underserved audiences including the economically disadvantaged, senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.

Algonquin Arts Theatre's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; by funds from the Paul F. Zito, M.D. Educational Foundation, by The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, by Simon Kaufman, Esq. & Maria Zito-Kaufman, and by Manasquan Savings Bank.