On Saturday, February 28, RUNA will return to The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street in Honesdale. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Get ready for another special performance!
RUNA is a Celtic roots music band that draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material.
Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives a fresh sound to its arrangements of traditional songs and tunes.
RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Maggie Estes of Kentucky on the fiddle.
Members of RUNA have played with Solas, Riverdance, Slide, Clannad, Fiddlers’ Bid, Moya Brennan, Eileen Ivers, Hazel O’Conner, Full Frontal Folk, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Barcó, Téada, and the Guy Mendilow Band.
RUNA was recently recognized on an international level in the Irish Music Awards for 2013, winning Top Group (US, IRE, EU, UK) and Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, Concert, and a nomination for Best Female Vocalist (2013, 2012), and in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards, winning both the fan ballot and judges’ votes for Best Song in the World Traditional Category for “Amhrán Mhuighinse” (Somewhere Along the Road). The band, also, appeared as the featured Cover Artist in the October Issue of the Irish Music Magazine this year!
Jim Allford of PA Music Scene writes, “The band is going to be reckoned with and I really feel they are Grammy bound within time.” RUNA recently released their fourth album, “Current Affairs” – hailed by The Celtic Crier as “an incredible masterpiece.”
Don’t miss your chance to experience RUNA. The music begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. BYOB. Suggested donation $15 at the door. The Cooperage is operated by the The Cooperage Project, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that seeks to build community through performance, learning and good times. For more information
visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570.253.2020.