Notes from the Road : Lúnasa newsletter October 2018

Hi all. September was a quiet month for us but we are about to re-enter the fray with trips to Canada, Australia, Ireland and the US on the horizon. We kick off this week with a tour of Ontario, a nice 4 day run of shows all in the vicinity of Toronto. A quick hop across the ocean to the Sydney Irish fest follows in November. Australia was the band’s first touring destination outside of Ireland back in 1997 so it holds a great sentiment for everyone to go back on our 21st birthday! It's then off to Ireland for one of our favourite events The William Kennedy Piping Festival in Armagh, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary - the international lineup is incredible with most of the best pipers on the planet performing and many acts from all over Europe making their only Irish appearances this year. Our US Christmas tour with the wonderful singer, Ashley Davis rounds off the year.

2019 has just developed some great news in that we have added a series of shows at top US venues with the incredible Natalie Merchant.  Natalie has asked us to be part of a series of US East Coast gigs based around our New York City St.Patrick’s Day concert and these include Boston, Troy, Collingswood, NJ and Tarrytown, NY.  Tickets for some of these have almost sold out so best to keep an eye in case they go fast. We also received the exciting news recently that the “Bonny Light Horseman” track from our new cd Cas has been nominated for "Best Folk Track” at the inaugural RTE Folk Awards which take place later this month. 

Lúnasa Touring 2018-2019

Oct 18 Guelph, ON Ontario River Run Theatre 
Oct 19 Toronto, ON Koerner Hall 
Oct 20 Port Hope, ON Port Hope United Church 
Oct 21 Saint Catherine, ON First Ontario Performing Arts Centre 
Nov 10 Sydney, Australia  Sydney Irish Festival 
Nov 17 Armagh, Ireland William Kennedy Piping Festival

Nov 30 Kansas City, MO Kansas City Irish Centre
Dec 1 & 5 Lawrence, KS The Lied Centre
Dec 7 Cumberland, RI Blackstone River Theatre
Dec 8 Camden, ME Camden Opera House
Dec 9 Boston, MA The Burren
Dec 11 New York, NY The Sheen Centre
Dec 13 Old Saybrook, CT Katherine Hepburn Cultural Centre
Dec 14 Wilmington, DE The Grand
Dec 15 Reston, VA  Reston Community Centre

Feb 22 Berkeley, CA Freight & Salvage
Feb 23 Pasadena, CA  Cal Tech 
Feb 24 Santa Cruz, CA Kuumbwa Jazz Centre
Feb 25 Sacramento, CA Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for The Arts
Feb 28 Portland, OR Alberta Rose Theatre
Mar 9 Batavia, IL Fermilab
Mar 10 St.Louis, MO Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Center
Mar 12 Sault Ste Marie, MI Lake Superior State University
Mar 14 Dayton, OH Victoria Theatre
Mar 15 Troy, NY Troy Music Hall w/Natalie Merchant
Mar 16 Tarrytown, NY Tarrytown Music Hall w/Natalie Merchant
Mar 17 New York, NY Symphony Space w/Natalie Merchant 
Mar 19 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre w/Natalie Merchant
Mar 21 Roanoke, VA   Jefferson Centre w/Tim O'Brien
Mar 23 Collingswood, NJ Scottish Rite w/Natalie Merchant
Mar 27 Vancouver, BC Kay Meek Theatre
Mar 30 St.Albert, AB The Arden Theatre


Lots more December and March dates to be added so please check for all gigs in your area by tracking us on Bandsintown 

Our new album “Cas” continues to receive great reviews and can be purchased here - http://www.lunasa.ie/shop/

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