Beoga riding a lively musical wave |

Beoga riding a lively musical wave

“A stunning band. Super vocals, a terrific staccato beat to the rhythm with a real sense of style and wit. This is a major, major band to be reckoned with…. Power and nuance, humor, talent aplenty. Get ready for a long run for Beoga.” -Chicago Irish-American News

The band’s name means “lively” in Irish, and so they are. “Hot,” “dueling” and “madcap genius” all describe them, as well. Beoga is a five-piece band out of County Antrim, Ireland. One of its members is a four-time, all-Ireland bodhrán (Celtic traditional drum) champion, and The Irish Echo describes Beoga as “perhaps the most audacious band rooted in trad today,” ranking them with Irish group Grada as the two most promising bands launched in the new millennium.

Their CDs are causing waves, too. “Mischief,” released last year, received a smokin’ 9.5/10 rating from Hot Press.

While the bedrock of Beoga’s music lies firmly within the Irish tradition, the group is not afraid to incorporate other genres’ nuances into its music. Bluesy riffs, Astor Piazzola-style jazz, raunchy New Orleans jamboree vibe – all are grist for the mill.

Check Beoga out online at or at myspace. And, of course, catch the band’s concert Friday at the Odd Fellows Hall in Nevada City – a perfect way to get geared up for St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.

WHAT: An Evening with Beoga

WHEN: Friday at 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Odd Fellows Hall, 212 Spring St., Nevada City

ADMISSION: Advance tickets are $15 at Gold Rush Records in Nevada City, BriarPatch and Record Connection in Grass Valley and Cherry Records in Auburn; $20 at the door.

INFORMATION: Contact info@nevadaci or (530) 470-9615. Online at http://www.NevadaCityMusicEvents.


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