The ‘Best New Irish Band’ will play at An Evening of Celebration – these brothers are seriously cool!

The ‘Best New Irish Band’ will play at An Evening of Celebration – these brothers are seriously cool!

The Irish American News crowned them “Best New Irish Band” in 2016 so you can imagine how delighted we are to have Cúig perform at An Evening of Celebration. These guys are lighting up stages in Europe and in the US and we know they’ll be on fire in the Armagh City Hotel on February 3.

Press Release: by Eleanor McGillie of MGMPR Ltd

Ruairí and Rónán Stewart are brothers from Dungannon, and are members of the Irish traditional band, Cúig. Ruairí plays guitar and Rónán plays the fiddle and the Uilleann pipes.

Cúig have established themselves as one of the most exciting up and coming bands in Irish Music and have been crowned “Best New Irish Band” by the Irish American News.

Their unique combination of fiery Irish tunes infused with a strong rock-based accompaniment has set them apart from any other act of the traditional Irish music scene.

As members of Cúig, Ruairí and Rónán have toured their debut album ‘New Landscapes’ extensively in Europe and the US.

The sound is fresh, unique and vibrant – a sound which takes most bands years to establish. Once you listen to these guys you will want them on your daily playlist. The talent is literally hanging out of them.

Cúig, hailing from Armagh and Tyrone, have established themselves as one of the most promising up and coming artists in Irish Music.

Their original sound and their powerful live shows have left audiences on their feet in France, Italy and Holland. They starred in the renowned ‘Irish Heartbeat tour’ in Germany. This three week tour has created great demand and acclaim for Cúig. Not only have they achieved success as a band, individually these multi talented musicians can lay claim to several All Ireland titles.

Cúig’s debut album, ‘New Landscapes’ was recently released on the 1st of April, 2016 to critical acclaim.

If you haven’t already we would suggest you get onto YouTube and have a listen.

Check the guys out here;




An Evening of Celebration is going to be a night of sheer brilliance, dancing, feet tapping, networking and much more.

We are delighted to have brothers Ronan and Ruairi Stewart of Cúig perform at An Evening of Celebration. Also performing on the evening are Broadway actor Fra Fee, composer and musician Ryan Molloy, winner of The Voice UK Andrea Begley, sporano Gemma Prince, baritone Karl McGuckin, singer/songwriter Mairéad Duffy and the band, 3’s A Crowd.

There will be a five course meal, guest speakers, an auction and a raffle and it’s a great opportunity too to network. So get your friends together and come along to what will be a fantastic evening.

All proceeds from this evening will go towards the running costs of the school and will ensure the school’s management team, teaching staff and pupils can continue to focus on achieving excellence together.

This is a ticketed only event. To secure a table or book individual tickets contact [email protected]. The school is also welcoming expressions of interest from past pupils who have an interest in joining St Patrick’s Academy Alumni Association.

* Artists are subject to changing availability*


Notes To Editor:

  • St Patrick’s Academy was established in 1891 and is a voluntary grammar school based in Dungannon, Co Tyrone. The new £27million school will be opened in Spring 2018 after An Evening of Celebration and the launch of the Academy Alumni Association (AAA).
  • For further information contact Eleanor McGillie of MGMPR Ltd on 028 3756 9569 | 07709805379 | | Public Relations Northern Ireland | Public Relations UK | Brand Journalism Northern Ireland | Brand Journalism UK | Brand Journalism Experts