Nuala Kennedy Band
Nuala Kennedy is a singer and flutist playing traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, and the fathomless realms of her own imagination. Nuala grew up in Dundalk, County Louth, on the East coast of Ireland, a musical area steeped in mythology and with long historical links to Scotland. At 18, Nuala moved to Scotland, where she was tremendously influenced by fellow Irish expatriate Cathal McConnel, who over the years played an important mentorship role in Nuala’s music. Her instrumental prowess deepened and her repertoire expanded to include both Scottish and Irish tunes. She moved again to Inverness in the Highlands in 2007 to deepen her knowledge of the Scots Gaelic musical traditions. This one-year intensive study of the best influences of the two cultures expanded Nuala’s knowledge and repertoire even more, bringing her instrumentation and vocals to highly adventurous level. Nuala’s contribution to traditional music has been recognized in her adopted homeland of Scotland, where she has been awarded numerous grants and commissions. She comes to Michigan with a new album, "Noble Stranger."