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Altan • Lúnasa • Kevin Burke
Mar 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

$38.50 Advance
$45.00 At the Door

Two of Ireland's finest acoustic folk groups join forces for a fantastic and diverse night of Celtic music. Kevin Burke, one of the world's top Irish fiddlers, also performs and emcees the event.

There is another performance of this show on Wednesday, Feb. 28th.
Ticket sales ended Mar 1, 2018 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Altan | 8:00 PM
With founding member Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh at the helm for nearly 30 years, Altan has existed as one of the most important live acts to play traditional Irish music in Ireland and on the World stage. Altan have toured all over the USA and Europe. They also enjoy popularity in Japan where they frequently tour and have hosted Altan festivals in the middle of Tokyo to thousands of enthusiastic fans. From sensitive and touching old Irish songs to stirring jigs and reels, Boston Globe describes them aptly as “The hottest group in the Celtic realm!”

Altan show no signs of slowing down. In recent years, Altan have been exploring and experimenting with their music using orchestral arrangements of their most popular pieces including “Donal agus Morag,” “Gleanntain Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair,” and “Dun Do Shuil.” The arrangements have been scored by the highly respected arranger, Fiachra Trench and have since been performed alongside some of the world’s finest symphonies including the Ulster Orchestra and the Royal Scottish Opera Orchestra. In fact, Altan celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a symphonic best-of album release and tour of Europe with the RTE Concert Orchestra in 2010.

Their 11th studio album, Gleann Nimhe – The Poison Glen, was released worldwide on
Compass Records in 2012. Irish Times raves, “Instrumentally, Altan have never sounded better or tighter. [Poison Glen] is richly layered musicianship shot through with a verve.” On the strength of the latest release, Altan’s international touring continues across US (including Carnegie Hall, March 2013), France, Germany and Norway, while festival appearances remain in-demand in those and other countries including Belgium, UK, Ireland and Holland. more >>>
Lúnasa | 8:00 PM
Lúnasa is composed of Kevin Crawford (flutes, low whistles and tin whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass), Ed Boyd (guitar), Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistle) and Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles).

Lúnasa have sold more than quarter of a million albums in the course of the band’s career and boast an impressive back catalogue of 7 highly acclaimed and award-winning studio albums.

The band is internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times. They are renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. They have performed over 1,500 shows across 36 countries since the band formed in 1997. The band has appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), Sydney Opera House and Moscow International House of Music. They have been invited to appear at the White House.

Their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Their recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music.

Of the band, legendary Irish fiddler Kevin Burke says, “Maintaining the unique, intimate qualities of a musical tradition while at the same time meeting and fulfilling the demands of the contemporary music world is a difficult juxtaposition to achieve, yet Lúnasa have managed to accomplish exactly that.” more >>>
Kevin Burke | 8:00 PM
Kevin Burke has been playing the fiddle since he was a small boy living in S.E. London. He spent much of his youth honing his fiddling style in the Irish pubs and dance halls in and around his hometown. A chance meeting with Arlo Guthrie in a pub in Co. Clare would eventually lead to an invitation for Burke to come to the US to collaborate on a recording with Guthrie. This formative experience launched Burke's touring career. He spent several years touring Europe playing music before eventually settling in Oregon at the urging of songwriter Hoyt Axton. Burke has spent the last twenty years living in Oregon recording and playing the music he loves. more >>>