“Best of all, RUNA sounds like no one else!” – Travis Rogers, Jr., Music Life & Times
Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been en- chanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuber- ant 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 World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.
“Timeless and flawless…” – Jim Allford, PA Music Scene
UNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dub- lin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley of Galway on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Maggie White of Kentucky on the fiddle.
RUNA recently released their fifth album, RUNA: LIVE, which was recorded at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD on Thursday, March 17th, 2016. Receiving lavish praise on both sides of the Atlantic, the album has been hailed as “an incredible masterpiece” – Marcene Bronson, The Celtic Crier
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.
Booking Now for 2017/2018
19th Jan 2018 – The Focus Project, Syracuse, NY – USA
2nd Feb 2018 – Sundilla Concert Series, Auburn, AL – USA
3rd Feb 2018 – Monticello Opera House, Monticello, FL – USA
4th Feb 2018 – WSLR Concert, Fogartyville, FL – USA
6th Feb 2018 – The Seaboard Sessions, Orlando, FL – USA
8th Feb 2018 – Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation Hall, Dunedin, FL – USA
10th Feb 2018 – Seminole Theatre, Homestead, FL – USA
22nd Feb 2018 – Aeolian Hall, London, ON – CANADA
24th Feb 2018 – Irish American Heritage Center, Chicago, IL – USA
2nd Mar 2018 – The Kate, Old Saybrook, CT – USA
3rd Mar 2018 – Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland, RI – USA
4th Mar 2018 – St Kieran’s Community Center for the Arts, Berlin, NH – USA
7th Mar 2018 – Backroom at the Burren, Somerville, MA – USA
8th Mar 2018 – Townhall Theater, Middlebury, VT – USA
9th Mar 2018 – Infinity Hall, Hartford, MA – USA
12th Mar 2018 – Harwich Cultural Center, Harwich, MA – USA
15th Mar 2018 – The Smith Center for Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV – USA
16th Mar 2018 – The Smith Center for Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV – USA
24th Mar 2018 – Golden Link Folk Society, Rochester, NY – USA
28th Mar 2018 – Ca D’Zan House Concert, Cambridge, IL – USA
31st Mar 2018 – Milwaukee Irish Cultural & Heritage Center, Milwaukee, WI – USA
26th Aug 2018 – Music at Feldcote, Ancaster, ON – CANADA