From: Frances Moran [F_dot_Moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk]
Sent: 13 February 2009 09:10
Subject: Irish Music - Gulbenkian

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Craobh Rua

Irish Traditional Music


Friday 27 February 7.45pm

Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury


As part of WORLD FEST the Gulbenkian are proud to present Craobh Rua performing their outstanding Irish Traditional Music.

Belfast’s finest return to the Gulbenkian with what promises to be another stunning celebration of Irish music and song. Firm favourites, this exciting acoustic four-piece take a refreshing unpretentious and uncommonly skilled run at some of the greatest music in the world.

“The Mighty Northern style of Irish Traditional Music cruises through their veins”

- FRoots

Craobh Rua (pronounced Crave Ru-ah), play Irish Traditional Music from the heart. A rich sound, acoustic driven, this is traditional Celtic fare at its finest, mixing rousing jigs, reels and polkas with tender ballads and airs. Theirs is a music driven by uillean pipes, fiddle, whistles and the exciting banjo and mandolin playing of group founder Brian Connolly with passionate vocals from Jim Rainey.

Starting this year, the University of Kent is hosting WORLD FEST, celebrating our international community and ethos. The Gulbenkian will join forces with UoK's International Office, European Office and the Students’ Union to present a variety of projects with a global perspective.


Tickets £14.70


Booking Office 01227 769075

On line bookings




Press Contact: Crispin Thomas 01453 757376 ctm_at_crispinthomas_dot_orangehome_dot_co_dot_uk


On New Year’s Day 2004 the band performed live from Belfast on BBC Radio 3 in WORLD MUSIC DAY along with a host of artists from around the world. They have appeared on the BBC TV Series THE SHETLAND SESSIONS and also on BBC MUSIC LIVE when they played live in front of millions of viewers.


The band has given concert and festival performances in the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Austria, Italy, Holland, Belgium Switzerland, Poland, Slovenia, Denmark, England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.


Craobh Rua have released five albums to date and appeared on a number of compilation albums. Their current album is called "IF IDA BEEN HERE IDA BEEN THERE".

Frances Moran
Marketing Manager
Gulbenkian Theatre
University of Kent
01227 827956
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