Bua (boo-ah) evokes the good times that are the core of Irish traditional music. Precise, intense, and straight forward, the quartet is comprised of some of America’s most talented and award winning musicians. They “raise the rafters with their playing, charm with their singing, and delight with their contemporary energy.” (Dirty Linen) The Irish Music Association awarded them Top Traditional Group of 2009. Bill Margeson of the Irish American News writes: “Clearly, this group is no locally-based collection of musicians trying to break out of Chicago. This is a group that has established itself [both] individually and as a group in the eyes and ears of the traditional community… As other bands change, disband or simply fade away, the tradition is blessed by what seems to be an inexhaustible pool of talent that comes to the front of the stage. It is Bua’s time. Here they come.” In Irish the name Bua means talent, merit, destiny, and more – they are well named.
…among the finest in traditional music in America. – Irish Music Magazine
[Bua] explodes with thrilling but controlled energy. – All Music Guide