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LIVE WEBCAST FROM THE LEGENDARY FREIGHT & SALVAGE WEDNESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER

Dear friends,

Exciting news … We will be live-streaming our Wednesday 14th November show at The Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA USA. Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in! You can purchase online tickets for $5 anytime at http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/lunasa-plus-le-vent-du-nord, and the webcast will be viewable on iPhones and iPads. The show will not be recorded, but you can watch it live in HD. The wonderful Le Vent du Nord open the show at 8pm PT and we will be on stage at approximately 9pm PT.

Hoping to see you there … or online!

Lúnasa

About

Lúnasa are internationally acknowledged as being the finest Irish instrumental band of recent times. They are renowned for their constant touring, having performed over 1,500 shows across the globe since the band formed in 1997. The band has appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall, Dublin and the Sydney Opera House. In 2011 they were invited to appear at the White House.

Lúnasa’s inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. The recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while the blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music.

Band

Lúnasa Biography

Lúnasa Biography

Music is one of Ireland's most celebrated exports, and Lúnasa, a band like no other, has been at the forefront of that musical migration. Since[...]

Seán Smyth – Fiddles and Whistles

Seán Smyth – Fiddles and Whistles

Lúnasa founder Sean Smyth was Born in Straide, County Mayo. Sean is an All-Ireland champion on both fiddle and whistle. His 1993 solo debut, ‘The[...]

Kevin Crawford – Flutes and Whistles

Kevin Crawford – Flutes and Whistles

Born in Birmingham – UK, Kevin's early life was one long journey into Irish music and Co. Clare, to where he eventually moved while in[...]

Trevor Hutchinson – Stand-up Bass

Trevor Hutchinson – Stand-up Bass

From Cookstown, County Tyrone, Trevor played bass with the Waterboys from 1986 to 1991, recording Fisherman’s Blues (1988) and Room to Roam (1990), the latter[...]

Cillian Vallely – Uilleann Pipes and Whistles

Cillian Vallely – Uilleann Pipes and Whistles

A gifted Armagh uilleann pipes and low whistle player, Cillian comes from a renowned and talented musical dynasty.He has spent most of the recent past[...]

Ed Boyd – Guitar

Ed Boyd - Guitar

  Ed Boyd, who permanently joined Lúnasa in 2012, is widely regarded as the finest acoustic guitarist on the European folk circuit. He is a founding[...]

Albums

Lá Nua

Lá Nua

Apr 2010

Lúnasa celebrate the arrival of a new decade with Lá Nua (Irish for 'new day'). After a 4-year hiatus from the studio, this highly-anticipated album[...]

The Story so Far….

The Story so Far....

Mar 2008

'The Story so Far....' Lúnasa's latest CD celebrating the band's musical journey ... Re-visited and re-mixed, including two new recordings of Lúnasa classics 'Aibreann' and 'Morning[...]

Sé

Feb 2006

Album #6 - Sé (pronounced 'shay) in Irish. Recorded at Amberville, Cullybacky in the north of Ireland and Marguerite Studios, Dublin. Produced by Trevor Hutchinson. Features guitarists[...]

The Kinnitty Sessions

The Kinnitty Sessions

Mar 2004

Recorded in December 2003 in Kinnitty Castle, Co. Offaly. This album is the true Lunasa! 'A dazzling re-assertion of individual and collective strengths.... Lunasa at their edgy[...]

Redwood

Redwood

Jun 2003

This was our last album for Green Linnet. Released in 2003. "Redwood" was conceived during a band break at Matt Greenhill's ranch near Occidental, California in[...]

Merry Sisters of Fate

Merry Sisters of Fate

May 2001

Lunasa's 2001 release on Green Linnet. In March 2002 we were awarded British/Celtic Album of the Year for "Merry Sisters of Fate", by the Association[...]

Otherworld

Otherworld

Oct 1999

The band's first album on the Green Linnet label was released in 1999. It was the fastest selling record in Green Linnet's 25-year history. Tracklisting: 1. Goodbye[...]

Lúnasa

Lúnasa

Jan 1998

Lunasa's first recording and already regarded as a classic. There are two versions - the original released on our own label and licensed to various[...]

Gallery

Bandphotos

7 Photos

Album Covers

8 Photos

Lúnasa - Live

38 Photos

Tourgallery

732 Photos

Press Photos

24 Photos

Band Blog

usa – part 2

usa - part 2

Oct 13th

Hi folks, just checking in after another successful tour in[...]

Festival of World Cultures

Festival of World Cultures

Aug 31st

Hi folks, just checking in after an action packed July[...]

US tour – part 1.

US tour - part 1.

Apr 15th

Well it has been so hectic between long drives, interviews[...]

St Patrick’s Day Italian style

St Patrick's Day Italian style

Apr 13th

A couple of images from our St Patrick's week gigs....and.... [...]

Lá Nua

Lá Nua

Mar 5th

The new album Lá Nua is now available for sale[...]

Awards

Lúnasa finish 2010 and the decade on a high

2010

NAMED 'PERFORMERS OF THE DECADE' (liveireland.com) FEATURED ARTISTS ON NATALIE MERCHANT'S[...]

Irish Echo

2010

IRISH ECHO (USA) Top Ten Traditional Albums of 2010 Lá Nua is[...]

Livies Awards

2010

LIVIES AWARDS (liveireland.com) (International) Performers of the Decade Lúnasa win the Performers[...]

Irish Music Magazine

2005

IRISH MUSIC MAGAZINE (Ireland) Best Traditional Album The Kinnitty Sessions - Irish[...]

BBC Radio 2 Awards

2004

BBC RADIO 2 AWARDS (UK) Folk Album Of The Year The Kinnitty[...]

Press

Reviews

THE HERALD

THE HERALD

2009

Lúnasa/Lau, Old Fruitmarket STUART MORRISON Star rating: **** There has[...]

HOT PRESS

HOT PRESS

2008

"Revealing the unique Lúnasa sound in all its innovative, exhilarating,[...]

IRISH TIMES

IRISH TIMES

2008

Strong roots SIOBHÁN LONG CD Choice: Trad LÚNASA The Story So Far - Compass The[...]

Press Quotes

Hot Press

2008

"Revealing the unique Lúnasa sound in all its innovative, exhilarating, propulsive-yet-sensitive glory ..." Sarah McQuaid[...]

The Irish Times

2008

" This retrospective is a thing of beauty ..." "The Story So Far ... is a superb slingshot of (Lúnasa's) first 11 years." Siobhán Long[...]

Upcoming Shows

  • July 31, 2014 The Platform

    Location: Morecambe UK
    Venue: The Platform
  • August 1, 2014 Buxton Opera House

    Location: Buxton UK
    Venue: Buxton Opera House
  • August 2, 2014 Cambridge Folk Festival

    Location: Cambridge UK
    Venue: Cambridge Folk Festival
  • August 3, 2014 Cambridge Folk Festival

    Location: Cambridge UK
    Venue: Cambridge Folk Festival
  • August 4, 2014 Festival Interceltique Lorient - LAnnee De LIrlande

    Location: Lorient France
    Venue: Festival Interceltique Lorient - LAnnee De LIrlande
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