**Join us for a traditional Irish buffet before the show! Our Marquee Lounge in Peoples Bank Theatre will open at 6:30 for traditional Irish fare, including corned beef, braised cabbage, and a whiskey mousse dessert for $15. Order by March 14 and select the ‘Dinner’ option when selecting your tickets for this show. Select Irish beers will also be available. (Limited to just 75 tickets. When it’s gone, it’s gone!) Auditorium doors will open at 7:00 p.m. to start seating for the concert. Curtain is 8:00 p.m.**
Album Release Concert
Celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary as a band, multi-award winning Celtic Roots “super group”, RUNA, releases its sixth album, TEN: The Errant Night on March 16, 2019!
Runa continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.
The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and three Independent Music Awards including Best LIVE Album, Best World/Traditional Song, and Best Bluegrass Song.
“Best of all, RUNA sounds like no one else!” – Travis Rogers, Jr., Music Life & Times
“Timeless and flawless…” – Jim Allford, PA Music Scene
Seeking to preserve and continue a traditional culture in a modern age, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individually established band members. Their strive for excellence and creativity blazes a trail for the future of folk music, earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation.
RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Jake James of New York on the fiddle, and Caleb Edwards of Nashville on mandolin and vocals.
RUNA: LIVE, recorded at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD on St. Patrick’s Day 2016. Receiving lavish praise on both sides of the Atlantic, the album has been hailed as “an incredible masterpiece” (Marcene Bronson, The Celtic Crier).
“Genuine and with endless innovation…” – John O’Brien, Jr., Ohio Irish American News