On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 16, 2013, internationally acclaimed Irish band Lúnasa will headline a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Center for the Arts. Lúnasa has become one of the most sought-after bands on the international Celtic music scene. The band’s inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves are steering Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. On their first American visit, word-of-mouth led to sold-out shows and rave reviews. “A standing-room only crowd in New York confirmed Lúnasa’s reputation” … wrote The New York Times. “This is the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet.”
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. With its distinctive use of the upright acoustic bass, brought front and center by Trevor Hutchinson’s remarkable playing, teamed with percussive guitar, the group seeks out the essential heartbeat of a tune.
Tickets for Lunasa are now for sale at the Center for the Arts Box Office at 265 S Cache Street and online at www.jhcenterforthearts.org. Call 307-733-4900 for more information.
Saturday, 16 March, 2013
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