NUA trio coming to Fergus Grand Theatre

The Fergus Grand Theatre will come alive with sounds of traditional music as Toronto-based trio NUA takes the stage at 8pm on Oct. 17. NUA consists of three award winning members: fiddle player James Law, guitarist Graeme McGillivray and bodhrán player Jacob McCauley, a Fergus native.  

The original tune-writing of NUA gives its music its ground-breaking, adventurous quality, as demonstrated on their debut album BOLD. Bordering on progressive, while hinting at the traditions of the past, NUA’s compositions take the listener on an exhilarating journey.

The trio is also well known for their exciting incorporation of odd time signatures and polyrhythms, which give the music an electrifying lift and spontaneity.

Each member adds his own distinctive sound and influence to the music. Although NUA is a trio with a  sole melody player, the brilliant multi-tasking of each member is demonstrated with a guitar-driven flat-picked melody, rhythmic fiddle playing, or melodic bodhrán playing to add to the mix.

The ability for each member to take on multiple roles is one of the staples of NUA.

Workshops planned

Band members will also be conducting workshops from 2 to 4 pm on Oct. 17 at the Fergus Grand Theatre.

For information and registration  visit or contact Scott Moir at 519-820-4430.