Lúnasa must be one of the busiest gigging bands at the moment. They always have a tour schedule that seems to stretch into the distant future with dates already set up to two years in advance.  The schedule below is no different.  So check out their dates and if they are at a location near you then book a ticket. We include below their fan newsletter for any Tradconnectors that follow one of our leading groups. 

Dear Friends,

How’s it going? We think you’re well overdue some Lúnasa news, so here it is …

The big news, for an instant Lúnasa fix, is that from today you can watch our Feb 27 2013 Sellersville, PA concert filmed for the WHYY ‘On Canvas’ programme. On Canvas is an Emmy award-winning music and performance program recorded live on location. The On Canvas people always put a great deal of effort into their films and post-production. It should be pretty special! See for yourself here. We hear they have a few surprises in store for the viewers … and us!

This one is more of a question than news … do you have your copy of our new album ‘Lúnasa with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra’? The enhanced CD, including footage of us performing ‘Morning Nightcap’ with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra filmed at Dublin’s National Concert Hall hasn’t been released in some countries yet, but the album is available worldwide on iTunes. If you want the enhanced CD version you can buy direct from us direct here. We feel this project is one of our greatest achievements. Here’s what the papers say …

“Lúnasa with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra is an outstanding album.” Irish Echo (USA)

Lúnasa with the RTE Concert Orchestra is an extraordinary collaboration that brings together the best of the traditional and classical music worlds. worldmusiccentral.org

“The temptation to crank up the volume after hearing the opening notes of this album will be strong. Don’t resist. Just do it.” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

“The individual fiddle and pipe go skipping … and the cushion of strings rolls massively after them …” Pop Matters

“Lúnasa and The RTE Concert Orchestra have created an exceptional instrumental CD that skillfully combines classical and folk styles.” Seattle PI

“The lively thrill of Lúnasa with the awe-inspiring power of one of Ireland’s most celebrated orchestras results in a powerhouse record.” Irish America

” … bridging the gap between the energy of the small pub and the grandiosity of a concert performance … panoramic beauty … an absolute corker.” Jazz Weekly

On the live front, it’s festival season so we’re back on the road towards the end of the month with shows in Ireland – Belfast and Ennis; Spain – Guadalajara and Oviedo; France – Quimper, Parthenay, Nantes and Guingamp; UK – Cropredy and Bath. Our Fall/Winter programme kicks off with a UK tour kicking off 21st September at Rye Arts Festival. Full tour info here.

That’s all the big bits. Lots more to tell when we next see you on the road.

Tour Update

  • June 19, 2013 Open House Festival

    Location: Belfast Ireland
    Venue: Open House Festival
  • June 21, 2013 Love:live music

    Location: Ennis Ireland
    Venue: Love:live music
  • June 22, 2013 Solsticio Folk

    Location: Guadalajara Spain
    Venue: Solsticio Folk
  • June 23, 2013 Universo Folk

    Location: Oviedo Spain
    Venue: Universo Folk
  • July 25, 2013 Festival de Cornouaille

    Location: Quimper France
    Venue: Festival de Cornouaille
  • July 26, 2013 Festival Bouch Oreille

    Location: Parthenay France
    Venue: Festival Bouch Oreille
  • July 27, 2013 Nantes Festival

    Location: Nantes France
    Venue: Nantes Festival
  • August 2, 2013 Wickham Festival

    Location: Eastleigh UK
    Venue: Wickham Festival
  • August 9, 2013 Fairport's Cropredy Convention

    Location: Cropredy UK
    Venue: Fairport's Cropredy Convention
  • August 10, 2013 Bath Folk Festival

    Location: Bath UK
    Venue: Bath Folk Festival
  • August 11, 2013 Festival de la Saint-Loup

    Location: Guingamp France
    Venue: Festival de la Saint-Loup
  • September 21, 2013 Rye Arts Festival

    Location: Rye UK
    Venue: Rye Arts Festival
  • September 22, 2013 The Hawth

    Location: Crawley UK
    Venue: The Hawth
  • September 23, 2013 Cheese and Grain

    Location: Frome UK
    Venue: Cheese and Grain
  • September 24, 2013 The Castle

    Location: Wellingborough UK
    Venue: The Castle
  • September 25, 2013 Town Hall

    Location: Birmingham UK
    Venue: Town Hall
  • September 26, 2013 Bush Hall

    Location: London UK
    Venue: Bush Hall
  • September 27, 2013 Leicester Grammar

    Location: Leicester UK
    Venue: Leicester Grammar
  • September 28, 2013 The Citadel Theatre

    Location: Liverpool UK
    Venue: The Citadel Theatre
  • September 30, 2013 New Victoria Theatre

    Location: Newcastle-Under-Lyme UK
    Venue: New Victoria Theatre
  • October 6, 2013 The Irish Festival of Oulu

    Location: Oulu Finland
    Venue: The Irish Festival of Oulu
  • October 24, 2013 TBC

    Location: Berne Switzerland
    Venue: TBC
  • October 25, 2013 Volkshaus Zürich

    Location: Zurich Switzerland
    Venue: Volkshaus Zürich
  • October 26, 2013 Stadtcasino Basel

    Location: Basel Switzerland
    Venue: Stadtcasino Basel
  • November 1, 2013 The Victoria Hall

    Location: Saltaire UK
    Venue: The Victoria Hall
  • November 2, 2013 Canterbury Festival

    Location: Canterbury UK
    Venue: Canterbury Festival
  • November 8, 2013 Catstrand

    Location: New Galloway UK
    Venue: Catstrand
  • November 9, 2013 The Met

    Location: Bury UK
    Venue: The Met
  • November 15, 2013 William Kennedy Piping Festival - Market Place Theatre

  • November 29, 2013 Chocolate Church

    Location: Bath, ME USA
    Venue: Chocolate Church
  • December 2, 2013 Liam Maguires Irish Pub & Restaurant

    Location: Falmouth, MA USA
    Venue: Liam Maguires Irish Pub & Restaurant
  • December 4, 2013 The Grand

    Location: Wilmington, DE USA
    Venue: The Grand
  • February 7, 2014 Atwood Concert Hall

    Location: Anchorage, AK USA
    Venue: Atwood Concert Hall
  • February 12, 2014 TBC

    Location: Fairbanks, AK USA
    Venue: TBC
  • February 13, 2014 TBC

    Location: Fairbanks, AK USA
    Venue: TBC
  • February 14, 2014 TBC

    Location: Fairbanks, AK USA
    Venue: TBC
  • February 16, 2014 Mission Theater

    Location: Portland, OR USA
    Venue: Mission Theater
  • March 12, 2014 Reston Community Center

    Location: Reston, VA USA
    Venue: Reston Community Center
  • April 2, 2015 Mission Theater

    Location: Portland, OR USA
    Venue: Mission Theater

Always check the artists website for changes to this tour schedule www.lunasa.ie

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