WSU Performing Arts

Concert Stage Series

Caladh Nua

Caladh Nua

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall

Throughout history, Ireland has been embraced as a land of song and singers, of music and musicians—men and women who for centuries have been inspired and nurtured by the sounds and swells of her windblown nature. It is from the traditional heart of this musical island that Caladh Nua have been born, raised, and released into the world.

Caladh Nua [cahl'-ah noo'-ah] Gaelic
1. a new or safe port or anchorage
2. a tightly-knit, vibrant, and staggeringly talented band with origins deeply rooted in the southern counties of Ireland

Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments—from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran, and tin whistle to button accordion—the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative contemporary styling.

To say Caladh Nua's meeting and formation was a haphazard thing would be disrespectful to the ghosts of Ireland's history and music. Each of Caladh Nua's supremely talented and versatile members carries with them the musical legacy of those who have gone before.

From slow airs and plaintive vocals hauntingly delivered to modern arrangements played with virtuosity and spell-binding flair, Caladh Nua respectfully delivers the music of their heritage and carries it forward seamlessly into the future.

"Solid traditional music with plenty of flair
and lots of musical imagination."
Irish Music Magazine

With a long list of TV and radio appearances to their credit and two highly acclaimed albums—"Next Stop" (2011) and "Happy Days" (2009), with another in production—Caladh Nua's musicians are as accomplished off-stage as they are on.

Caladh Nua was invited to play for the Irish president at her residence in Ireland and has made a series of international tours with stops in Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Berlin, Mumbai, and Vancouver, casting a uniquely captivating net of Irish music and song over an ever widening worldwide audience.



Individual and series tickets are on sale now.

Ticket Prices
$20 Adults
$16 Seniors (60+)
$10 All Students & Youth

Where to Buy


800-325-SEAT (7328)

At any TicketsWest outlet, including the Beasley Coliseum ticket office (open M–F 10-2)

Same-day tickets are also available at the Daggy Hall box office beginning 2 hours before each performance.

*Additional fees apply to online and phone orders.


WSU Alumni Association members and groups of 8 or more save on regular ticket prices.

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