March 12: Ireland’s Caladh Nua in concert

PULLMAN, Wash. — Ireland offers up its finest in traditional music and song when Caladh Nua takes the stage Wednesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Washington State University in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre.

Caladh Nua (pronounced Coll-ah Noo-ah, meaning ‘new harbor’) is a tightly-knit, vibrant and talented young band with origins deeply rooted in the southeastern counties of Ireland.

Traditional Irish band Caladh Nua will play March 12 at Daggy Hall's Jones Theatre.
Traditional Irish band Caladh Nua will play March 12 at Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre.

With spellbinding virtuosity, Caladh Nua respectfully delivers the music of their heritage and carries it forward seamlessly into the future.

The bands five versatile musicians and singers, play instruments ranging from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran, and tin whistle to button accordion.

Their style has been described by Irish Music Magazine as “solid traditional music with plenty of flair and lots of musical imagination.”

Caladh Nua has released two highly acclaimed albums, “Next Stop” in 2011 and “Happy Days” in 2009, appeared on TV and radio, played for the Irish president at her residence and has garnered an increasing worldwide audience.

Band members include Eoin O’Meachair, a highly accomplished banjo and whistle player; Paddy Tutty, who not only plays fiddle and bodhran but makes all of his instruments himself; Lisa Butler, who provides dulcet lead vocals and a second fiddle; Derek Morrissey, accordion player who studied under Irish master, Bobby Gardiner; and Colm O’Caoimh, whose guitar playing is described as the backbone and powerhouse of Caladh Nua.

Reserved seating costs $20 for adults, $16 for seniors (ages 60 and up), and $10 for students and youth. Tickets may be purchased in advance at all TicketsWest outlets, including online at, by phone at 800-325-7328, and at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office, open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional fees apply to online and phone purchases. Same-day tickets may be purchased at the Daggy Hall box office beginning two hours before the performance. Discounts off regular adult prices are available to WSU Alumni Association members and groups of eight or more.

Daggy Hall is located at the corner of Idaho St. and College Ave. on the WSU-Pullman campus. Parking is free and conveniently located.

For information about upcoming WSU Performing Arts events, directions, parking, or to view a Jones Theatre seating chart, visit

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Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts, 509/335-8522,