Friday, March 27, 7:00 pm
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
155 Emery Street
Tickets:$15 advance sale, $18 at the door
“One of the best and inventive folk bands of this modern era!” – London Celtic Punks. Doors will open at 6:15 and tickets for this performance are available for $15.00 in advance on line (for a small additional fee) or by calling the arts center office (603.752.1028). Tickets at the door are $18.00. Free and discounted admissions are available with an arts center membership.
Celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary as a band, Celtic-American Roots music “super group”, RUNA continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.
Seeking to preserve and continue a traditional culture in a modern age, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individually established band members. They strive for excellence as their creativity blazes a trail for the future of folk music, earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation.
“Timeless and flawless…” – Jim Allford, PA Music Scene. RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Jake James of New York on the fiddle, and Caleb Edwards of Nashville on mandolin and vocals.
The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and three Independent Music Awards including Best LIVE Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.