Northern Kentucky Brotherhood/Chulrua (#410)

An eclectic edition of Jubilee moves from gospel to Gaelic.

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The a cappella gospel sextet Northern Kentucky Brotherhood and Celtic band Chulrua entertain on this edition of Jubilee. The performances were recorded at the Master Musicians Festival in Somerset.

With its lively spirituals and gospel songs, the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood—Eric Riley, Bob Mullins, Luther Scruggs, Greg Page, and Erick “Rick” Jennings—has been gaining popularity statewide since the group’s debut in the early 1990s. Its members live within a few blocks of one another on the east side of Covington, KY.

When the gospel music ends, Jubilee heads in a different musical direction with a performance by the Celtic group Chulrua. This relatively new band from the Midwest features three outstanding Irish music champions: Paddy O’Brien on accordion; Tim Britton on Uillean pipes, whistle, and flute; and Pat Egan on guitar and vocals.