With instruments outnumbering the musicians, The Gruff take to the stage and seamlessly perform their self composed tunes that are laced with freshness and infectious high spirits. While their roots embrace traditional musical elements, they have also evolved a distinctive contemporary folk edge to their lyrics, and a driving energy in their Celtic-tinged instrumentals. The three women of The Gruff accompany their tightly woven harmonies with guitar, fiddle, bodhran, snare drum, penny whistle, harmonica and accordion. The fourth member plays bass. They have developed a unique sound, one moment invoking a sincere, moody atmosphere, and the next blazing through fun and complex original arrangements.