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 member of the BBC Folk Award-winning group Flook and the guitarist of choice for artists such as Cara Dillon and Kate Rusby.  

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 touring in the US, performing with bands such as New York-based Whirligig, Paddy O’Brien’s Chulrua and with Clare fiddler Seamus Connolly.Cillian was featured as uilleann pipes soloist in the Broadway […]

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 featuring Sharon Shannon.Later he made three albums with the Sharon Shannon Band: 1991’s ‘Sharon Shannon’, 1994’s ‘Out the Gap’, and 1997’s ‘Each Little Thing’.A much-in-demand musician, Trevor has also recorded […]

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 his 20’s.He was a member of Moving Cloud, the Clare-based band who recorded such critically-acclaimed albums as Moving Cloud and Foxglove, and he also recorded with Grianán, Raise The Rafters, […]

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 Blue Fiddle’, was named one of the years ten best albums by The Irish Echo. Sean appears on several recordings including ‘Ceol Tigh Neachtain’, ‘Music at Matt Molloy’s’, Brendan O’Regan’s […]

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 the release of their 1997 recording debut LÚNASA and the band’s first tour of the U.S.—when word-of-mouth led to SRO shows and rave reviews (“This is the hottest Irish acoustic […]