Bua Performs at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center on Nov. 19
The band has performed at many of the most prestigious festivals in North America.
A Chicago-based quartet composed of some of America’s most talented young musicians, Bua will bring the beauty and power of their critically acclaimed traditional Irish music to the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Taking their name from the Irish word for victory, the band has performed at many of the most prestigious festivals in North America including a return visit to Milwaukee Irish Fest in August. Each of the band members also taught at the 2016 Irish Fest Summer School.
Brian Hart’s evocative, award-winning singing – often in Irish Gaelic – is central to Bua’s unique sound. In 2002, he became the only American to have won the traditional senior title in singing at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. He is also an award-winning sean-nós dancer.
The group’s instrumental “heart,” Sean Gavin won the prestigious Seán O’Riada Gold Medal competition in County Cork in 2016, the only American to receive the award.
Known for a sophisticated and exciting fiddle style, Devin Shepherd began Suzuki violin lessons at age 4. At age 12, he received an Illinois Arts Council Master Grant to study with famed Irish fiddler Liz Carroll.
One of North America’s most sought after guitarists, Brian Miller was recently awarded a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to continue the Lost Forty Project which celebrates and makes accessible century-old field recordings of Minnesotan traditional songs. The Lost Forty performed during this year’s Irish Fest.
“(Bua) can… raise the rafters with their playing, charm with their singing, and delight with their contemporary energy.” – Dirty Linen
Tickets for the show are $21 in advance, $25 on concert day and $10 for students with an ID. To order online, visit www.ichc.net. Tickets may also be ordered by calling (414) 345-8800.