with special guest
This year marks the release of the tenth album from Lunasa, the traditional music band from Ireland that have established themselves as one of the most exciting and revered bands playing Irish music today.
Entitled ‘Cas,’ which is the Gaelic word for Turn, the new CD marks a departure for the band that the New York Times claimed was “the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet”. Cas feature vocals for the first time on a Lunasa recording and the band assembled an enviable collection of friends to call on to guest on Cas – among them, Natalie Merchant, Tim O’Brien, Daoiri Farrell and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Comprising Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistles), Kevin Crawford (flute, low whistles and tin whistles), Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass) and the group’s newest member Ed Boyd (guitar), the all-star quintet has become one of the most popular bands on the international Celtic music scene. To mark the release of Cas in Ireland Lunasa will play a number of live concerts with very special guest Natalie Merchant who since establishing herself as the leader of exceptional American Alt Folk band “10,000 Maniacs”. Natalie is a long time friend of Lunasa and they have recently played some successful shows together in the US. This will be their first time collaborating in Ireland.
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AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Silent Disco, now every Mon, Tue & Wed from 11pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.