Lúnasa, one of the most influential bands in the history of Irish traditional music, celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2017. Named after an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honour of the Irish god Lugh, the group that Folk Roots magazine once called an “Irish music dream team” was formed from members of some of Ireland’s greatest bands and over the years has proven its mettle time and again, having sold over a quarter of a million records, performed more than 2,000 shows in high-profile concert venues across 36 countries, and collaborated with many notable artists outside the tradition. Two decades ago they ascended to the forefront of contemporary Irish music, and there they’ve remained, a leading voice in the genre and the standard against which others are compared.
'anybody who listens can’t help but find them contagious.'- Billboard
'determined to drag Irish folk music kicking and screaming into the 21st century' - Washington Post
'Lúnasa's trademarks have always been the subtle rhythmic segues between tunes and the way they ratchet up the intensity during each set of music. [...] There’s real passion in the performances.' - NPR All Songs Considered
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