Mon, Feb 26|
BRIMS & WTJU Present Lunasa with Daoiri Farrell
BRIMS and WTJU FM present: Lúnasa with Daori Farrell
Time & Location
Feb 26, 2024, 7:00 PM – Feb 27, 2024, 7:00 PM
The Haven , 112 W Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
About the Event
Lúnasa has long been one of contemporary Irish music’s leading voices. 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. From the start, the band’s complex arrangements and unique sound reshaped the boundaries of traditional music and energized audiences the world over.
Joined for this event by Daoiri Farrell. It's commonly accepted that Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell is one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.
A product of Dublin's famous club An Góilin Traditional Singers, since launching his own solo live career at the 2016 Celtic Connections, Daoirí Farrell has gone from strength to strength. On the verge of releasing his fourth solo album in early 2023, he can boast numerous honours from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards to ALSR Celtic Music accolades.
Lunasa’s current lineup includes Trevor Hutchinson, who achieved fame as the bassist with the The Waterboys; uilleann piper Cillian Vallely, who toured with Riverdance and recorded with Bruce Springsteen; Kevin Crawford, widely considered one of Ireland’s greatest flute players; award-winning ﬁddler Colin Farrell, who has performed with Project West, Grada and Michael McGoldrick; and guitarist Ed Boyd, known on the UK folk circuit for his work with bands such as Flook, Kate Rusby, and Cara Dillon.
Donate to the Haven: BRIMS will be collecting donations of supplies for Haven guests. The list of specifically requested supplies is at the following link Haven Supplies. The Haven is also looking for ground or whole bean coffee for the kitchen!