Gan Bua is a traditional Irish band that plays great celtic rhythms and brings ecstasy to the audiences they play to at concerts. Gan Bua is a band that combines traditional Celtic rhythms and contemporary sounds beautifully. Band member Brian Ohairt mentioned how he first got involved in Irish music. He stated that while in high school he would listen to traditional Irish music and then he educated himself on this art form before later moving to Ireland where he was able to immerse himself further into traditional Celtic music.
About Group Members
The name Gan Bua means “without talent” but this is not true of the group. One of the members of the group, Jackie Moran, uses a unique Irish percussion instrument called the Bodhran, which is an Irish frame drum that gives off a beautiful and infectious sound which blends well with the other instruments. Jackie Moran has also performed with traditional Irish dance called Riverdance. There is also Sean Gavin on the wooden flute and his melodies add a slight flowery feel to the band’s music. Brian Ohairt is the singer in the group. He has an excellent command of Gaelic language and adds strong authenticity to the group.
Live At Martyrs
If you’re new to Gan Bua’s music you should buy the CD Live at Martyrs, which was a special concert that they recorded at Martyrs club in Chicago. This recorded concert captured the essence of what traditional Irish music was all about in decades past and since all of the members grew up hearing traditional Celtic music, they seek to maintain this legacy and they succeeded with this CD.