Internationally acknowledged as one of the best traditional Irish bands in recent times, Lúnasa returns to Longwood Gardens. Named after an ancient harvest festival, Lúnasa modernizes traditional Irish music and brings it to life like never before. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style!
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Lúnasa, one of the most influential bands in the history of Irish traditional music, celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2017. Named after an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, the group that Folk Roots magazine once called an “Irish music dream team” was formed from members of some of Ireland’s greatest bands and over the years has proven its mettle time and again, having sold over a quarter of a million records, performed more than 2,000 shows in high-profile concert venues across 36 countries, and collaborated with many notable artists outside the tradition. Two decades ago they ascended to the forefront of contemporary Irish music and there they’ve remained, a leading voice in the genre and the standard against which others are compared.
Lúnasa’s current lineup includes Trevor Hutchinson, who achieved fame as the bassist with The Waterboys; uilleann piper Cillian Vallely, who was a member of Riverdance and recorded with Bruce Springsteen; Kevin Crawford, widely considered one of Ireland’s greatest ﬂute players; ﬁddler Colin Farrell, who has performed and recorded with an array of great musicians including such groups as Flook, Grada, Karen Casey, John Doyle, Tim O’Brien, The Elders, Julie Fowlis, and The Michael McGoldrick Band; and guitarist Ed Boyd, known on the UK folk circuit for his work with bands such as Flook, Kate Rusby, and Cara Dillon.
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