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Lúnasa in Concert
September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The World Music Festival in collaboration with the Irish American Heritage Center presents Lúnasa in concert for a free all ages show. They will be joined by special guests The Youth Ensemble of the Irish Music School of Chicago.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Lúnasa rank as one of Ireland’s most celebrated, long-lived traditional music ensembles. The members are some Ireland’s most accomplished musicians: bassist Trevor Hutchinson played bass in the Waterboys and worked behind powerhouse accordionist and singer Sharon Shannon; guitarist Ed Boyd was a founding member of Flook, and has toured with Cara Dillon; Seán Smyth is an all-Ireland champion on fiddle and whistle; flutist Kevin Crawford is a veteran of Moving Cloud; and Uilleann piper Cillian Vallely has performed with Riverdance and recorded with Bruce Springsteen.
The group’s repertoire reaches far to represent the broadest range of Celtic music, including not only songs from their homeland, but Brittany, Scotland and Spanish regions Galicia and Asturias.
Lúnasa in Concert is Thursday, September 14 at 7pm and is free.