"Gráda is to Irish music what Arcade Fire is to Indie - informal, prodigious and full of spirit."
(The Washington Post)
Gráda is one of Ireland's most successful touring
bands, performing over 150 concerts across the globe annually at major festivals and venues such as The National Geographic
Headquarters in Washington DC, The Royal Glasgow Concert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
Their sound is deeply
rooted in the Irish tradition, but also layered with fresh, jazzy tones and strong rhythmic grooves. Think Irish music that‘s
blended 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.”
Gráda have released three critically acclaimed CDs to date and have just
finished recording their fourth in Nashville with bluegrass and Grammy Award winning icon and producer, Tim
O’Brien. The album also features the legendary John Gardner on drums (John has recorded and toured with James
Taylor, Kenny Rogers, the Dixie Chicks and Waylon Jennings). The CD also features US banjo great Alison Brown. They are
signed to American label, Compass Records.