Cúig launch ‘New Landscapes’ album to much acclaim

April 4, 2016

Traditional Irish band Cúig launched their album ‘New Landscapes’ with a stunning performance at Dundalk’s Spirit Store on Friday night.

The five-piece group featuring local lads Miceál Mullen from Killeavy; Camlough brothers Eoin and Cathal Murphy alongside the group’s second set of brothers Ruairí and Rónán Stewart from Dungannon treated fans to their own unique style of Trad which has been shaking up the Irish Trad scene since the group formed in 2013.

With a classic mix of banjo, box, pipes/fiddle, guitar and drum kit, the young musicians have already created a distinctive and exciting sound together and their latest musical offering seems set to attract much deserved praise and recognition in the industry.

According to music blogger Clive Price (who can be found at the band put on an “outstanding” set at Friday night’s album launch.

Speaking about the lads’ unique sound, he said,

“Even to call it ‘traditional Irish’ doesn’t quite catch it all, such are the twists and turns, dips and dives they inject into the old tunes.

“You can be spinning on a reel one minute but rockin’ to a solid beat the next. And then, in the midst of it all, experiencing contemplative calm with a quiet guitar piece.

“Cúig are destined to become lead characters in the ongoing narrative of Irish music. And a good time will be had by all.”