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"NUA have delivered two of the finest Canadian Celtic roots albums of recent years, each one bursting with fresh and exciting ideas, magnifying the sonic scope of Scottish and Irish music."

Penguin Eggs Magazine

“Challenging melodies and rhythms ripped out at an impressive pace, without any loss of definition or detail. To achieve this level of impact with only three pairs of hands takes rare skill”

Irish Music Magazine

"NUA are just that, as the Gaelic word suggests, new, fresh, bright and presently in full flow"

Dónall Mac Ruairí, Host of RTÉ Radio Ireland’s Cóisir Cheoil

“A lock for major North American festivals, be sure to catch the band on tour in the coming months”


Celtic Life International Magazine 


"It’s all inventive and ultra modern in its arrangement and reveals three musicians at the top of their creative game. This should also make for a very engaging live act so if they are near your neck of the woods, do check them out. A group that most definitely have something new to say."


“A fresh and vibrant take on traditional Celtic music, a strong collection of original tunes and some inspired interplay between the three musicians, NUA are likely to continue cementing their reputation on the folk scene and no doubt pick up a few more awards with this, their second album”

The Bright Young Folk

“An energetic fiddle, a driving guitar and a bodhran – this is all that is to NUA and to this album – and you would not want anything more. “BOLD” features mainly compositions of James and Graeme, primarily in a Scottish-Canadian trad style, presented with style and skill. Hats off to James Law (fiddle), Graeme McGillivray (guitar) and Jacob McCauley for this impressive debut album. The trio managed to master the art of pressing a live feel onto a CD. This music is pure energy – you cannot stop tapping your feet along. A real favourite!


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