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.

The Sunburn Set

New ‘slightly less locked down but still wearing masks around other people’ session! We are calling this The Sunburn Set. You are free to dance around your kitchen, we don’t mind. A couple of jigs from the Irish tradition (The Rolling Wave, Hag at The Churn) with a tune from Galicia (Muñeira a Camposa) because Celts get everywhere. Sandro has fired up the Gaita gallega (Galician Bagpipes) for this and Dave demanded an extra window for playing bones.

The April Reels

We had another Lockdown Session – strong drink was taken, and Colm even made his bed as that was the main topic of the comments last time. So here’s a set of reels called The April Reels that we played at a frankly heroic tempo to get you dancing around your kitchen. In what has become the new normal we are playing together despite being in different locations, times of day and also some of us are in the past and some in the future depending on where you are standing. Music is magic, eh? Make sure to use headphones or speakers to hear us at our best 🙂

The Lockdown Jigs

Lockdown Schmockdown – that won’t stop us having tunes! Here’s our first go at a virtual session; a set called The Lockdown Jigs – playing a set of tunes that we have never actually played together in the real world – which is quite scary, but we thought you’d enjoy our conquering the fear and going for it!

The Murphy’s Paw Set

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.

For Bookings

brutheband@gmail.com

+351 926 282 881