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LINKS TO YOUTUBE
BBC Blas Ceoil
SONG – The Pride of the Springfield Road www.youtube.com/watch?v=opFXH4ojktQ&feature=related
TG4 series GEANTRAÍ
JIGS – The Lost Ring, Glenshane Pass, When Sick is it Tea You Want, The Dog’s Leap www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqiuxbKx0rA
REELS – Coming Home from the Bog, I Have No Money, Miss Susan Cooper’s
The Institute of Musical Traditions concert in Takoma Park, MA, USA.
SONG – The Shore ‘Neath the Tide www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE1A_4cflNk
Concert performance at KENNEDY CENTER, Washington, DC, USA
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CRAOBH RUA (pronounced CRAVE ROO-AH) translates from Irish to RED BRANCH and is a name that is well known in Celtic history from THE RED BRANCH KNIGHTS OF ULSTER. Hailing from Belfast they perform Irish Traditional music with their distinctive Northern style. Their music has delighted audiences and earned them wide acclaim and recognition and are now regarded around the world as one of the finest ambassadors of Irish Traditional Music. Craobh Rua’s impeccable musicians bring their own individual experience to the group and fuse their talents to bring life to a wide array of instruments such as banjo, mandolin, fiddle, uilleann pipes, tin whistle, guitar and vocals. They take a refreshing, unpretentious but uncommonly skilled run at some of the greatest music in the world.
They have given concert and festival performances in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Brittany, Asturias, Belgium, Poland, Slovenia, Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria, England, Scotland, Wales and of course their native home – Ireland.
Craobh Rua has released six albums to date and appeared on a number of compilation albums. Their latest being aptly entitled I’d Understand You If I Knew What You Meant.
“Craobh Rua are free advertisement for everything that’s good about Irish Traditional Music – they play it from the heart and they play it superbly. Long may they continue to do so.” BELFAST TELEGRAPH
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