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Lúnasa with Daoirí Farrell

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 7:30 pm at West Shore Theatre

About This Event:

Dubbed “the new gods of Irish music” and “the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet”: Lúnasa’s unique sound and complex arrangements have reshaped the boundaries of traditional music and energized audiences the world over.

Lúnasa will be joined by singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell, called “the most important singer to come out of Ireland in recent years” by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music.

Lúnasa

Daoirí Farrell

Daoirí Farrell — photo by Dessie Farrell

Dubbed “the new gods of Irish music” and “the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet”: Lúnasa’s unique sound and complex arrangements have reshaped the boundaries of traditional music and energized audiences the world over.

Lúnasa will be joined by singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell, called “the most important singer to come out of Ireland in recent years” by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music.

It’s been almost 20 years since Lúnasa have played for SFMS, and we’re thrilled to have them on our calendar this spring! Get tickets early!

“Lúnasa are at that place where the past meets the future... they reveal a spirit few of their contemporaries can equal, as they seem to choose from a palette containing a range of sounds and moods not available to more mortal players.” Hot Press (Ireland)

About Lúnasa

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honour of the Irish god Lugh, Lúnasa (pronounced ‘LOO-nah-suh’) was formed in 1997 from members of some of the greatest Irish groups of the previous decade. An early review from Folk Roots magazine describing the band as an “Irish music dream team,” and that’s still true today.

Lunasa’s current lineup includes Trevor Hutchinson, who achieved fame as the bassist with the The Waterboys; uilleann piper Cillian Vallely, who toured with Riverdance and recorded with Bruce Springsteen; chatty man Kevin Crawford, widely considered one of Ireland’s greatest flute players; award-winning fiddler Colin Farrell, who has performed with Project West, Grada and Michael McGoldrick; and guitarist Ed Boyd, known on the UK folk circuit for his work with bands such as Flook, Kate Rusby, and Cara Dillon.

About Daoirí Farrell

Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by many of the biggest names in Irish folk music as the most important singer to come out of Ireland in recent years. His 2017 album ‘True Born Irishman’ won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track. Since then, he has toured with Jerry Douglas and the all-star Transatlantic Sessions in major venues across the UK. In 2019, Daoirí’s new album ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’ was nominated for three RTE Folk Awards in Ireland.

“Daoirí Farrell is singlehandedly spearheading a resurgence of the authentic in Irish folk music... he is rightly in demand all over the world.” —Irish Music Magazine

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Tickets

Concert: 7:30 pm Doors: 6:30 pm US Eastern Time

  • $30 General Admission
  • $26 SFMS Members
  • $10 Students

General ticket info

Venues

West Shore Theater

317 Bridge St, New Cumberland, PA 17070

Two parking lots are close by, as well as on-street parking.

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