An Irish Solstice Celebration

Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021

7:30p.m. // Atwood Concert Hall

Called "the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet" by the Irish Times, Lúnasa will take you on a revelrous ride across the misty moors for a winter solstice celebration. Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival, Lúnasa embraces the Emerald Isle’s top musical talents: bassist Trevor Hutchinson (The Waterboys), piper Cillian Vallely (Riverdance), flute player Kevin Crawford, fiddlers Sean Smyth and Colin Farrell, and guitarist Ed Boyd (Flook). Since the seeds of this Irish music dream team were sown in 1997, their complex arrangements and unique sound have reshaped the boundaries of traditional music and energized audiences the world over. “Anybody who listens can’t help but find them contagious” -Billboard. With over 2,000 shows in 36 countries, they’ve cemented themselves at the forefront of contemporary Irish music.   Gather around with Lúnasa and special guest multi-instrumentalist, singer, and dancer Dave Curley to celebrate the returning of the light and brighter seasons ahead.

Type of evening:
Holiday across the pond

International music night

Traditional toe-tapper

What to expect:

A leading voice in Irish music and the standard against which others are compared

Thrilling musicianship at the place where past meets future

Feel-good melodies & foot-stomping rhythms

Come with:

A jig in your head and sunshine in your heart

Irish charm and holiday spirit