Presented by BRIMS and WTJU
THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH, 7:30 P.M.
THE HAVEN, 112 W. MARKET ST., CHARLOTTESVILLE
$25/ADVANCE, $30/AT THE DOOR
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.
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.