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BOLD Review - Because Music Matters

NUA are an exciting and vivacious trio of traditional musicians from Canada: fiddle player James M Law, guitarist Graeme McGillivray and bodhrán player Jacob McCauley. Their debut album is Bold, in more ways than one, it being a perfect metaphor…

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The Bright Young Folk Review - NUA - BOLD

Canadian trio Nua draw heavily on Scottish and Irish influences, although most of their material is original. Combining the guitar of Graeme McGillivray, the fiddle of James Law and the bodhran of Jacob McCauley, they have produced a debut album…

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Album Review - BOLD - The Celtic Crier

NUA is a trio of men out of Toronto, Canada. Their CD, "Bold", is a testimony to the remarkable talent they share. I was pleasantly surprised to discover this 14 track album is all instrumental.

The first three times I…

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NUA - BOLD: Nothing Timid About This Debut

NUA comes out of Toronto, Canada, but their sound is a blend of Irish and Scottish influences- complete with bodhrán- and features both traditional and original, and they do it exquisitely. While the group might be new and debuting with…

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Album Review - BOLD

Bold is the new debut album by Canadian group Nua whose members include Jacob McCauley on bodhrán, James Law on fiddle and Graeme McGillivray on guitar. Rooted in traditional Irish and Scottish music their music absorbs external influences from their…

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Thank Folk For That

There is something that makes Celtic music seem like such a relief from the ‘regular’ music you hear every day, and bands like NUA make that all more true. Rather than simply being an energetic collection of folk-type instruments, as…

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Bold by NUA (Review/Track Analysis)

Bold is an album that has been conceived meticulously and produced artfully. Every track, every nuance is captured and believe me when I say that there is not a single track in this album that fails to induce a smile…

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NUA, Working On Their Full-Length Album

Something is cooking in the studio of this wonderful Canadian trio NUA. Yes you must have read my interview and review and you can tell by my enthusiasm that they won me over. Crisp and lush production combine with the

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The Story Behind the Trio(Interview)

With a new EP just released and a full length album on its way, how interesting life is with these three Canadian lads who are filled with a cornucopia of musical ideas? And what happens when these ideas are rooted

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Album Review

This is an EP which features Tradconnect member Jacob McCauley, James M Law and Graeme McGillivray and introduces us to their new group called NUA. It consists of 4 tracks and is their first official release. Rooted in traditional Irish…

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Review over Cappuccino

Making waves: Irish/Scottish Traditional Music, Experimental, Fusion trio from Toronto Canada.

NUA came up with an auspicious debut in a form of an EP. It gives us the taste of what this trio can offer not just today but also…