Open The Door For 3

By Nuada

  1. Exile Of Erin
    The Pipers Chair
    The Sally Gardens
  2. The Wishing Well
    The Castle
    Old Joes
  3. Free And Easy
    The Green Fields Of Rossbeigh
  4. Molly Na GCuach Ní Chuilleanáin
  5. The Little Diamond
    The Little Diamond
    West Kerry
  6. Blockers
    The Steeplechase
    Trip To Nenagh
  7. The Humours Of Tullycrine
    Danny Abs
    Tom Barretts
  8. The Poor Distressed Soldier
  9. New Hands
    Handsome Young Maidens
    The Auld Fiddler
  10. The Turnpike Way
    Open The Door For 3
    Daithís
  11. An Cailín Aerach
  12. Tom Hanafins Whistle
    Teachers Can’t Count
    Ryan’s Hospitality
  13. Lad O Beirnes
    The Bells Of Tipperary
    Sullys

Four comments

Wow

This is the first recording from a group that I’m sure is going to go far. Banjo, fiddle and box intermingle with a fantastic tightness, matched by the variety of backers and guest musicians. There is a lovely variety of tune types on the album as well as ample oppurtunity for each instrument to be heard. Added to the tunes are two well arranged songs that come out of the far reaches of the tradition. Swift and energetic reels are matched by the cinematic air, The Poor Distressed Soldier. Now available through Ossian, I would recommend it to any listener to Irish traditional music, both traditionalist and modernist alike.

Awards

Nuada have been nominated in the category of Best Newcomers for the Irish Music Mag awards 2005!!!

Band name confusion

Has anyone else noticed that the band described here is not the Nuada that recorded this CD? The album’s from a trad Irish band which seems (from a quick web search) to have come and gone sometime between about 2004 and 2010. Nuada the eclectic, pan-european, early music & folk duo/trio started out in the early 1990’s and is still going. www.nuada.net

Band name confusion

Indeed Tania. This album was recorded by Jeremy Spencer (fiddle), Padraig King (box) and Daithí Kearney (banjo, mandolin) with special guests and released in 2004. The band was formed in 2002 in Cork, playing regularly in the exciting session scene. They performed at a number of festivals in Ireland throughout 2003 and subsequent years before going their separate ways. Jeremy has recently released a second album with Seán Leahy ‘Entanglement’, a follow up to their debut ‘The Side Over’, and is a member of Ensemble Ériu. Pádraig won the senior All-Ireland button accordion in 2009 and has appeared on a number of tours with CCÉ. Daithí completed his PhD on Irish traditional music and was appointed Programme Director of the BA (Hons) Applied Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology and Chair of ICTM Ireland. He released an album in 2012 entitled ‘Midleton Rare’ with accordion player John Cronin.

There have been a number of bands named Nuada over the past twenty years and albums named Open the Door for Three (including two in 2012 alone!).