Lunasa, currently the hottest Irish acoustic music group in the world, will be playing a special concert for Capital District residents on March 13 at Celtic Hall.
If you're looking for the quintessential night out to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, you want to go to this concert. We have a limited number of advance tickets are available for $20. They will be $25 at the door. Click the "Buy Now" link below to reserve your seats.
Lunasa uses melodic interweaving of wind and string instruments, pairing flutes, fiddle, whistle and pipes in often breathtaking arrangements. The result is a sound that, though distinctly Irish in flavor, touches on jazz and other improvisational music forms.
Comprising Sean Smyth (fiddle and low whistles), Kevin Crawford (flute, low whistles and tin whistles), Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass) and Ed Boyd (guitar), Lunasa (http://www.lunasa.ie) delivers music with a passion that informs every note and continues to define and redefine the genre. Their innovative arrangements and unique approach to the music create a singular sound that has propelled Irish acoustic music from familiar ground into surprising and exciting new territory.
Currently, the group is playing dates in Australia before heading to one convert in Virginia before arriving at Celtic Hall - it will be the band's only concert in the region this year.
For tickets to the show or for more information, call 250-5890 or visit our website at http://www.celtichall.org. You can also get information via email: CelticHallEvents@gmail.com
You can follow Lunasa on Facebook and enjoy their travels.
Lunasa's members formed the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade – Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys, and later he, with guitarist Donogh Hennessy, would form the dynamic rhythm section of The Sharon Shannon Band.
Fiddler Sean Smyth is an All-Ireland champion who has played with Donal Lunny’s Coolfin; Kevin Crawford, considered to be among the finest flautists in Ireland played with the acclaimed traditional group Moving Cloud; and, piper Cillian Vallely (of the same talented musical family as brother Niall Vallely of Nomos).
Colonie's Celtic Hall hosts Irish and Scottish events throughout the year -- from pipe bands and piping competitions to some of the top traditional artists in the genre -- and is a pub-like environment and concert venue.