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'Cúig' launch latest album 'The Theory of Chaos'

11 December 2018

Cúig, featuring DkIT music student Mícheál Mullen, recently launched their latest album 'The Theory of Chaos' at The Spirit Store, Dundalk, on Sunday 2 December 2018.

This Irish five-piece band from the North of Ireland are tearing up the rule book with their bold approach to their native musical tradition. Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, ‘New Landscapes’, for which Cúig were awarded ‘Best New Irish Band 2016’ by the Irish American News, they have taken both sides of the Atlantic by storm having toured extensively in the US, Europe and Ireland.

Comprising of DkIT music student Mícheál Mullen (banjo, mandolin), Rónán Stewart (fiddle, uilleann pipes, vocals), Ruairí Stewart (guitars), Eoin Murphy (button accordion) and Cathal Murphy (drums, guitars, vocals), Cúig look set to continue this success with the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘The Theory of Chaos’.

‘The Theory of Chaos’ features high octane original instrumental compositions and arrangements with the addition of original songs, a recording first for the talented five-piece.  With a keen emphasis on varied production techniques, the new album conveys a powerful evolution in Cúig’s already distinctive sound. ‘The Theory of Chaos’ allows each members’ individual musical flair to shine while simultaneously gelling seamlessly as an ensemble, to create a progressive, exhilarating and polished album which places Cúig at the forefront of contemporary Irish music.

‘Carry On’, an original song from the upcoming album, was featured in a social media advertising campaign video for Aer Lingus filmed at Milwaukee Irish Fest 2018, the biggest Irish festival in the world, which has clocked over 650,000 views to date.

Mícheál Mullen is a banjo and tin whistle player from Killean in South Armagh. Mícheál started playing the tin whistle at the age of six, and from then his interest in Irish traditional music has grown and expanded to interests in other genres. At the age of 10, he began playing the banjo, and has toured extensively across Ireland, Europe and The United States of America. He has recorded for RTÉ Radio One’s Ceili House, BBC Radio Ulster’s Folk Club and BBC Radio 3’s In Tune with Sean Lafferty. Miceál is currently studying on the BA(Hons) Applied Music and is under the tutelage of Dr Daithi Kearney.

For all enquiries, please contact:

  • Dr Daithí Kearney
  • Centre for Creative Arts Research
  • DkIT Lecturer, Co-Director of the Centre for Creative Arts Research