Folk and world music trio, Cua, bring their high intensity live show to The Cobblestone for the first time. Enchanting vocal harmonies, soaring fiddle lines, intricate rhythms and interwoven guitar and bazouki melodies are integral to the cua experience and this show is in support of their latest EP. Support on the night is from Darren Graham.
Cua are a 3 piece band of minstrels, John Davidson on fiddle, guitar and vocals, Shane Booth on guitars and vocals, Ros O’Meara on bouzouki, guitar, percussion and vocals are bringing their unique folk and world songwriting style to the table… The trio truly pride themselves on their diversity, with subtle nods to many genres, whilst keeping a folk, world, roots and traditional line throughout. All members are multi-instrumentalists and have trained in and are inspired by many aspects of the musical spectrum from jazz to classical, traditional to music therapy, bluegrass to acapella to name but a few. Their neo-classical approach to music is what they believe is creating an Atlantean style, that is, inspired by the history, landscape and peoples of the Atlantic areas.
Their first album ‘The Winter Tapes’ was welcomed with glowing reviews and received national airplay in both Ireland and the UK. The band toured the festival circuit delivering some memorable performances at Vantastival, BARE in the Woods and Electric Picnic. It was around this time that they opened for folk legend Andy Irvine on his Irish tour.
From the release of their self-titled EP, Cua are being recognised on a European as well as national level. Since their latest release in October the group have continued writing and are set to hit the recording studio again this year in between upcoming tours across Germany, Holland and France as well as on the festival circuit in Ireland.
Their distinct sound has wowed audiences in the last year and the group’s gathering momentum will bring them farther afield to a theatre, café, or street corner near you in the near future.
Keep your ears open for soaring melody lines, dirgy, intense 3 part acapella vocals, and rhythm structures which will have the blood pumping through even the coldest of auditoriums.