The Arts Center at Lake Superior State University presents Irish acoustic band, Lúnasa. Playing traditional instruments with a contemporary sound, Lúnasa, takes the stage March 12th at 7:00 p.m. Arts Center Director, Spencer Christensen states, “Lúnasa is one of the biggest Irish music sensations – it’s not to be missed!”.
Comprised of Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistles), Kevin Crawford (flute, low whistles and tin whistles), Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass) and the group’s newest member Ed Boyd (guitar), Lúnasa delivers music with a passion that informs every note and continues to define and redefine the genre. Their innovative arrangements and unique approach to the music create a singular sound that has propelled Irish acoustic music from familiar ground into surprising and exciting new territory.
Lúnasa has toured around the world for over 20 years and received multiple awards. One of their albums, The Kinnitty Sessions, was voted Best Traditional Album of 2005 by readers of Irish Music Magazine and was nominated for Folk Album of the Year in the BBC Radio 2 Awards!
The New York Times even went so far as to say, “This is the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet.”
The production was made possible with the generous support from the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS, Fund for LSSU, and the Duncan MacLaren Family Fund for the Performing Arts.
Lúnasa will be on the Arts Center Stage at 7:00 p.m. March 12th. Free parking is available in Lot K, in front of the Arts Center, and Lot E, behind the Cisler Center. The Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free for LSSU students, $27 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $10 for children 17 and under. For directions, tickets, and more information please visit www.lssu.edu/arts-center or call (906) 635-2787.