Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Wed 26 Jun 2019, music
One of the most influential bands in the history of Irish traditional music
One of the most influential bands in the history of Irish traditional music. Lúnasa 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.