Tuesday, 30 August 2011


Gráda is another artist I've discovered since starting this blog. I really like their music because they have a composition for many occasions, some are slow and reflective and some are quicker and more jolly.

Gráda play traditional Irish music and they're roughly 10 years old. Some members of the band are Irish and some are from New Zealand, together they play the fiddle, whistles, percussion, guitar and the vocals are often involved in their music. As a band they have been influenced by many musicians: Dave Hingerty (a former drummer of the Frames), Vyviene Long (a cellist with Damien Rice) and Trevor Hutchinson ( a producer who's worked with Lúnasa, The Water Boys and Sharon Shannon). Their music is so popular that they toured in 16 countries during 2006.

If you'd like to listen to more samples of their music, these are the links to their mp3 albums on Amazon: Natural AngleEndeavorCloudy Day Navigation and The Landing Step.


  1. I've toured with Stevie and Nic, both pure sound and funny people. I've known Steve and Dave for years..

  2. You're very lucky then! Do you specialise in Celtic music?