“GRÁDA IS to Irish music what Arcade Fire is to indie - informal, prodigious and full of spirit.” So said The Washington Post and Gráda play Monroe’s Live on Sunday at 8.30pm.
Gráda’s sound is deeply rooted in the Irish tradition, but also layered with Americana, jazz, and a diverse range of influences that, in the words of The Irish Times, “come together as if they were lifelong bedfellows”.
The band has a Galway connection with Galway native Nicola Joyce on vocals and bodhrán. The Wall Street Journal described her as “a magnificent vocalist who sings with sheer beauty and poignancy”.
The line-up is completed by Gerry Paul (guitar, banjo, vocals ), New Zealand’s Andrew Laking (double bass, vocals, guitar ); David Doocey (fiddle, concertina, whistle ), and Stephen Doherty (flute, whistle, melodeon, piano, bodhrán ).
Tickets available from Monroe's Bar or on the door or through [email protected]