"Lunasa" in Concert at the WHCC

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Music / Singing - Performance

Date & Time: Sunday, September 19, 2010
4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School
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Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre
19 Temple St
Worcester, MA 01604
Cost: Advance tix $25 ($30 at the Door) - Woo Points Offered
Description: The band that the Irish Voice has described as "the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet", Compass Records recording artists, Lúnasa, return to Worcester on Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 2 p.m. to the Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre. Their second Worcester appearance in January of 2005 drew a standing room audience.
One of the most sought-after bands on the international Irish music scene, the bands inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Like the younger generation of Nashville musicians such as Béla Fleck or Edgar Meyer, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass into jazz and beyond, Lúnasa are redefining Irish music by going right to the heart of its rhythms.
Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped formed the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade they have recorded six albums and band members have appeared as guest musicians on countless albums. Bassist Trevor Hutchinson from Tyrone, was a key member of The Waterboys, and later he, with former guitarist Donogh Hennessy, formed the dynamic rhythm section of The Sharon Shannon Band. Fiddler Sean Smyth from Mayo, is an All-Ireland champion who has played with Donal Lunny's Coolfin; Clare resident Kevin Crawford, is considered to be among the finest flautists in Ireland and is a former member of the acclaimed traditional group Moving Cloud; piper Cillian Vallely from Armagh has been a member of the band Whirligig and has performed on Broadway in Riverdance; and rounding out the band, guitarist Paul Meehan also from Armagh and former member of North Cregg and Dorsa.

More Information: Website: http://www.lunasa.ie./
E-mail: irishworcester@gmail.com
Phone: 508-792-3700
Entered by: Fiddlers' Green Pub

Created: December 10, 2007 at 10:51 PM
Last Modified: August 31, 2010 at 10:17 PM

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