RUNA

“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.

 -“Genuine and with endless innovation…” – John O’Brien, Jr., Ohio Irish American News

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2017

June

24th Jun 2017 – Havertown Irish Festival, Havertown, PA – USA

July

8th Jul 2017 – Chicago Irish American Heritage Festival, Chicago, IL – USA

9th Jul 2017 – Huron County Museum, Goderich, ON – CANADA

10th Jul 2017 – Aeolian Hall, London, ON – CANADA

11th Jul 2017 – Palgrave, ON – CANADA

13th Jul 2017 – Phillips, ME – USA

14th Jul 2017 – Calais Celtic Concert Series, Calais, ME – USA

21st Jul 2017 – Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival, Berea, OH – USA

22nd Jul 2017 – Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival, Berea, OH – USA

23rd Jul 2017 – Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival, Berea, OH – USA

27th July 2017 – Kenmore Summer Concert Series, Kenmore, WA – USA

29th July 2017 – Celtic Festival of Missoula, Missoula, MT – USA

August

5th Aug 2017 – Park Summer Concert Series, Berkley Springs, WV – USA

10th Aug 2017 – Irish Fest La Crosse, Lacrosse, WI – USA

11th Aug 2017 – Irish Fest La Crosse, Lacrosse, WI – USA

12th Aug 2017 – Irish Fest La Crosse, Lacrosse, WI – USA

18th Aug 2017 -Philadelphia Folk Festival, Schwenksville, PA – USA

19th Aug 2017 -Philadelphia Folk Festival, Schwenksville, PA – USA

20th Aug 2017 – Philadelphia Folk Festival, Schwenksville, PA – USA

25th Aug 2017 – Mad Gael Music Festival, Madison, WI – USA

26th Aug 2017 – Erin Feis: Peoria’s Irish Festival, Peoria, IL – USA

27th Aug 2017 – Erin Feis: Peoria’s Irish Festival, Peoria, IL – USA

28th Aug 2017 – Piper’s Hut Concert Series, Champaign, IL – USA

29th Aug 2017 – Arts MidWest Showcase, Columbus, OH – USA

30th Aug 2017 – Arts MidWest Showcase, Columbus, OH – USA

September

2nd Sep 2017 – Appaloosa Festival, Shenandoah Valley, VA – USA

8th Sep 2017 – Long Peaks Scottish Irish Highland Festival, Estes Park, CO – USA

9th Sep 2017 – Long Peaks Scottish Irish Highland Festival, Estes Park, CO – USA

10th Sep 2017 – Long Peaks Scottish Irish Highland Festival, Estes Park, CO – USA

23rd Sep 2017 – Louisville Irish Festival, Bellarmine University, KY – USA

24th Sep 2017 – Louisville Irish Festival, Bellarmine University, KY – USA

2018

February

2nd Feb 2018 – Sundilla Concert Series, Auburn, AL – USA

3rd Feb 2018 – Monticello Opera House, Monticello, FL – USA

10th Feb 2018 – Seminole Theatre, Homestead, FL – USA

28th Feb 2018 – HOLD – USA

March

1st Mar 2018 – Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA – 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

8th Mar 2018 – Townhall Theater, Middlebury, VT – USA

10th Mar 2018 – HOLD – 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