Lúnasa at World Music Festival Chicago @ Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago [14 September]

Lúnasa at World Music Festival Chicago


219
14
September
19:00 - 23:00

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Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60630
The world renowned traditional Irish ensemble, Lúnasa, will bring an irresistible energy, style, and virtuosity to its thrilling performance at the Irish American Heritage Center during World Music Festival Chicago 2017! For more updates, visit worldmusicfestivalchicago.org and follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter @WMFChicago #WorldMusicFestChi #ChicagoIsOne

Event Schedule:
Show begins at 7:00p.m.
ALL AGES

About Lúnasa:
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Lúnasa ranks as one of Ireland’s most celebrated, long-lived traditional music ensembles. The instrumental quintet was named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, and the band’s rhythmically charged music certainly lives up to such a heady inspiration. The members are some Ireland’s most accomplished musicians: bassist Trevor Hutchinson played bass in the influential Irish rock band Waterboys and he later worked behind the 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 both fiddle and whistle; flutist Kevin Crawford is a veteran of Moving Cloud; and Uilleann piper Cillian Vallely has performed as part of the massively popular Riverdance and recorded no less than Bruce Springsteen. The legendary Irish fiddler Kevin Burke has said of the group, “Maintaining the unique, intimate qualities of a musical tradition while at the same time meeting and fulfilling the demands of the contemporary music world is a difficult juxtaposition to achieve, yet Lúnasa have managed to accomplish exactly that.” The group’s repertoire reaches far to represent the broadest range of Celtic music, including not only songs from their homeland, but Britney, Scotland, and Spanish regions like Galicia and Asturias. The group members also compose their own dynamic material, complementing a traditional approach with driving acoustic guitar and bass for extra oomph. The arrangements employ a rich contrapuntal snap, with dazzling harmonies zipping by in every bar, but nothing trumps the sheer joyfulness of Lúnasa’s infectious, spirited live performances.
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