"Rua" comes from
the Irish for "red hair" (ruadh). In Irish myths, red hair signified
strength, fiery passion and tenacious temperament. Madden and Mulhall (yes, that's
the hair they were born with) bring that passion to their music in a mix that
has been described as "Enya meets Puccini." The CD features artists
like Ronan Browne, Tommy Hayes, and Tiarnan O'Duinnchinn.
and keyboard player Gloria Mulhall has worked with The Corrs, Phil Coulter, Sarah
Brightman, and many more. Co-composer and arranger for Rua, Mulhall
says that "I see our music as being Irish music rather than defined in terms
of some narrow period of Irish history."