Craobh Rua celebrates St Patrick's Day at Croydon Folk Club

Craobh Rua - St Patrick's Day Celebration at Croydon Folk Club
Event date: 
Monday, 19 March, 2018 - 20:15


Craobh Rua (pronounced Crave Roo-Ah) translates from Irish to ‘Red Branch’ and is a name that is well known in Celtic history from the stories of the Red Branch Knights of Ulster.
Hailing from Belfast they perform Irish traditional music with their distinctive northern style. Their music has delighted audiences and earned them wide acclaim and recognition. Craobh Rua are now regarded around the world as one of the finest ambassadors of Irish traditional music. The band’s musicians bring their own individual experience to the group and fuse their talents to bring life to a wide array of instruments including the banjo, mandolin, fiddle, uilleann pipes, tin whistle, guitar and vocals. They take a refreshing, unpretentious but uncommonly skilled run at some of the greatest music in the world.
They have given concerts and festival performances all over the world.
Craobh Rua has released six albums to date and appeared on a number of compilation albums. Their latest release, I’d Understand You If I Knew What You Meant, has been critically acclaimed and spent most of 2015 near the tops of the traditional music album charts.

Croydon Folk Club meets in the Cedar Hall at Ruskin House, Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BD.
Doors open at 8.00 The evening starts at 8.15
Entrance: £15 or £12 for members
Tickets: or follow the link on our website
or pay on the door
Phone: 0208 660 5919 or 07703210795 (Brian and Jenny)
Email: [email protected]

"Craobh Rua carry on that spirit of Gaeldom which came down from the immemorial past and whose origin is lost in the mists of time." Flann O'Brien Down Recorder

“....a free advertisement for everything that’s good about Irish Traditional Music – they play it from the heart and they play it superbly. Long may they continue to do so.” Belfast Telegraph

“The mighty Northern style of Irish Traditional Music cruises through their veins” fRoots

“A rich sound defined by its acoustic driven jigs, reels and waltzes, Craobh Rua’s traditional Celtic Fare not only warms the soul, it sets the toes-a-tappin’.”
John Roos, LA Times

Name of person to contact: 
Brian Dalton
Telephone number/email: 
0208 660 5919

Cedar Hall at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BE