An annual December staple at The Ark Ann Arbor, Mick Gavin's Crossroads Ceili is celebrating its 15th year on the legendary folk club's stage. This year, the Chicago-based band Bua will be bringing their high energy traditional sound to the stage as the special guest performers. Bill Margeson of the Irish American News writes: “Clearly, this group is no locally-based collection of musicians trying to break out of Chicago. This is a group that has established itself [both] individually and as a group in the eyes and ears of the traditional community…As other bands change, disband or simply fade away, the tradition is blessed by what seems to be an inexhaustible pool of talent that comes to the front of the stage. It is Bua’s time. Here they come.” Music from band's third album 'Down the Green Fields', released in October 2011, will be highlighted in this performance. Nic Gareiss, a Michigan native, is one of dancing's greatest exponents. Nic has performed as a featured soloist with The Chieftains, Solas, Dervish, Gráda, Téada, FIDIL, Le Vent du Nord, Dr. Anthony Barrand, Liz Carroll, Martin Hayes, Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger and Alasdair Fraser. His dancing has been seen on CMT in Uncle Earl's music video, Streak O' Lean, Steak O' Fat, and also on Ireland's RTÉ 2 in the film Unsung, commissioned by the Irish Arts Council, which premiered during the Dublin Dance Festival, 2008.