BRÚ (named from the Irish word for impel or push forward) play uplifting driving music from Irish and other traditions, with their own distinctive blend of passion and panache. Hailing from Cork, Belfast, São Paolo and Istanbul – BRÚ is a unique blend of influences, experience and musical curiosity.

Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira

Esin is a violinist with diverse experience in a variety of different musical styles and genres. She studied in conservatories in the Netherlands, Spain and Turkey as a recipient of several talent grants. At the moment she is active in traditional swing, jazz manouche, English early music, Sephardic music, Celtic music and Spanish renaissance ensembles and teaches extensively. She has performed in the UK, Portugal, Azerbaijan, Russia, France, Spain, Turkey, Germany and The Netherlands.

Dave Boyd

Dave has been playing and teaching bodhrán for over 30 years – learning his craft and tunes in hundreds of traditional sessions throughout Ireland and Scotland. He has toured and recorded with North Atlantic Trio, and played with many notable traditional musicians – Luke Plumb, Ashley MacIsaac, Angus R Grant, Ross Ainslie, Isaac Muller and Siard De Jong, among others.

Sandro Bueno

Sandro has been playing whistles and bagpipes (gaita) since 2003. He was a leading member of Oran –  one of the best known Irish bands in Brazil, among many other ensembles. He is now based in Portugal conducting research into the unique musical heritage of the Transmontana region.

Colm Larkin

Colm is a Celtic string player specialising in bouzouki, guitar and the Dobro. He has performed all over Europe as a soloist, and with various eclectic ensembles playing everything from bluegrass in the Basque country to Blues in Bantry. Originally from Cork, he is currently working in Portugal and Spain and recording a new solo album.

For Bookings

brutheband@gmail.com

+351 926 282 881