TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
In October 1997, Ireland’s all-star quintet Lúnasa released their début CD Lúnasa, a searing mix of concert and studio tracks gathered from their first prolific year together. It was immediately hailed as one of the freshest recordings of Irish music in years, called "moving, pulsating, and thrilling to the very marrow" by Roots magazine and "a true must-have disc" by The Irish Voice. From the start, Lúnasa met with instant acclaim. Their first album became an immediate best-seller in Ireland, topping Hot Press’ folk charts and nominated one of the year’s top ten by the Irish Echo in the USA.
Since that auspicious beginning, Lúnasa has become one of the most sought-after bands on the international Irish 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."
"Not since the debut of Solas has an Irish traditional band been as lavishly praised as has Lunasa since its 1997 eponymous debut....Lunasa brings the world of traditional Irish music some sweet fruits indeed." – THE BOSTON HERALD
This concert is supported in part by a grant from the
Wisconsin Arts Board
with funds from the
State of Wisconsin.