AN internationally acclaimed Irish band are set to make their third visit to Harwich this month.

Craobh Rua, which translates to red branch, are returning to town following their two previous stupendous appearances at the Electric Palace.

With the Palace currently closed for major works, this visit will see the band perform at the nearby Harwich Town Sailing Club.

Hailing from Belfast, Craobh Rua perform Irish traditional music with a distinctive northern edge.

The band regards themselves as true ambassadors of Irish music and come up with unique arrangements to give traditional tunes a modern twist.

An Electric Palace spokesman said: “Their music has delighted audiences and earned them wide acclaim and recognition and they are now regarded around the world as one of the finest ambassadors of Irish traditional music.

“The band’s musicians bring their own individual experience to the group and fuse their talents to bring life to a wide array of instruments including the banjo, mandolin, fiddle, uilleann pipes, tin whistle, guitar and vocals. “They take a refreshing, unpretentious but uncommonly skilled run at some of the greatest music in the world.”

Craobh Rua has released six albums to date and appeared on a number of compilation albums.

They have performed all over the place and have given concerts and festival performances in countries such as the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, and Austria.

Craobh Rua are performing at Harwich Town Sailing Club, in Angel Gate, Harwich, on Thursday, March 14.

The show starts at 8pm.

Tickets costs £10 per person.

For details or to buy tickets visit or call 01255 553333.