Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present Bua Thursday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. A pre-show jam session will begin 45 minutes prior to curtain; audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam for a few minutes with the artists.

A quintet comprised of some of America’s most talented, young musicians, Bua has been called America’s premier traditional Irish music ensemble. Bua means “innate gift” in Irish Gaelic. The band has performed at numerous festivals including Boston’s prestigious Irish Connections Festival, the Milwaukee Irish Festival, Cleveland’s Irish Cultural Festival, Celtic Fest Chicago and the Saline Celtic Festival. As individual musicians, Bua’s members have shared the stage with a host of top Irish musicians including Martin Hayes, David Munnelly, Liz Carroll, Larry Nugent, Paddy Keenan, Aoife Clancy, Pat Broaders, Dennis Cahill, John Williams and more.

Tickets are $10. For more information, call 948-7469 or visit unityme.org. Next up at Unity College Centre will be Celtic Spring, six siblings who play the fiddle and step dance, backed by their mother on keyboards and their father on percussion, Thursday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. ($10).

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.