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Lúnasa - final tickets remaining
A limited number of restricted view tickets remain. Please call the box office to book these tickets on 0115 846 7777 (not available for purchase online).
Tuesday 23 January 7.30pm
2 hours including interval
£18 (£16 concessions, £12 restricted view, £10 students)
Ahead of their Celtic Connections appearance, the brilliant Irish band Lúnasa makes a welcome return to Lakeside. Lúnasa, one of the most influential bands in the history of Irish traditional music celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2017. The band comprises 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).
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.
‘The best Irish instrumental band on the planet’ – Irish Echo, USA