Friday, March 22nd, 2024

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to present Celtic band, Lúnasa, on Friday, March 22, 2024. The bar open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m. PLUS, special pre-show entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m.! KVMR and the Foundry will be hosting a “Celtic Session” only for ticket holders!

What is a “session”? A session a traditional gathering of musicians who jam together and entertain bystanders. A handful of regional musicians from the KVMR Celtic Festival Stage will be playing in the Stone Hall prior to the concert. You’re welcome to join with your own instrument or simply enjoy more great live music! Special thanks to KVMR!

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honour of the Irish god Lugh, Lúnasa was formed in 1997 from members of some of the greatest Irish groups of the previous decade, an early review from Folk Roots magazine described the band as an “Irish music dream team.” Lúnasa is a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland.

“Lúnasa has catapulted both themselves and the music onto another plane where creative juices reign supreme.” – The Irish Times

“Anybody who listens can’t help but find them contagious.” — Billboard

“Lúnasa reigns as the new Celtic royalty.” — Boston Herald

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  • $35 General Admission
  • Seated Show

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325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm

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Learn More About Lúnasa

From the start, the band’s complex arrangements and unique sound reshaped the boundaries of traditional music and energized audiences the world over. Critical acclaim followed, The Irish Echo describing the band as the “the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet”; MOJO magazine named the band “the new gods of Irish music,” adding that “nobody since the Bothies has wielded such a thrilling rhythmic underlay.” Billboard raved that “anybody who listens can’t help but find them contagious.”

Having since sold over a quarter of a million records and performed over 2,000 shows across 36 countries, Lúnasa has won multiple awards and become one of the most influential bands in the history of traditional music. Collaborations with singers Natalie Merchant, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, and Tim O’Brien and high-profile concerts at The Hollywood Bowl, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Glastonbury Festival and Bercy Arena Paris helped broaden the band’s audience and cement it place at the forefront of contemporary Irish music.

Lúnasa’s current lineup features: Trevor Hutchinson, who achieved fame as the bassist with the The Waterboys; piper Cillian Vallely was a member of Riverdance and recorded with Bruce Springsteen; Flute player Kevin Crawford, considered one of Ireland’s greatest flute players, was a member of Moving Cloud; award-winning fiddler Sean Smyth, who performed with Donal Lunny’s legendary Coolfin and accordionist Alan Kelly; Colin Farrell is a multiple award winning fiddler, who has toured with Project West, Grada and Michael McGoldrick; Guitarist Ed Boyd made a name for himself in the UK folkscene with bands such as Flook, Kate Rusby, and Cara Dillon.

Currently the band is touring their most recent cd, “Cas”. Released in the spring of 2018, the album breaks new ground for the band, and features for the first time guest singers.

“This album is brilliant with a capital B……a new feather in the cap of the talented and influential musicians we know and love as Lúnasa.” — Irish American News

“An Irish music dream team.” — Folk Roots (UK)

“The hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet.” — Irish Voice (USA)

“Cas,” Album Reviews
“Nothing short of dazzling.” — Songlines, UK

“Four stars.” — Irish Times

“This is first class Irish music … A cracker of an album, well worth having.” — Living Tradition, UK