MARIETTA – Celtic-rooted group RUNA will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the release of their new album at 8 p.m. on March 16 at the Peoples Bank Theater.
Celebrating 10 years as a band, the multi-award-winning group is releasing their sixth album, “TEN: The wandering night”, March 16.
RUNA continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music in both American and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer an exciting and redefining take on traditional music, according to A press release.
The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group at the Irish Music Awards and three Independent Music Awards, including Best LIVE Album, Best World / Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.
“Best of all, RUNA is unlike anyone else! “ said Travis Rogers Jr. of Music Life & Times.
“Timeless and flawless …” PA Music Scene‘s Jim Allford said of RUNA.
Seeking to preserve and perpetuate a traditional culture in the modern era, RUNA creates the backbone of its iconic sound from the musical and geographic diversity of its individually established members. Their pursuit of excellence and creativity is paving the way for the future of folk music, which has earned them a reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation, according to a press release.
RUNA consists of singer and beautiful dancer Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist Fion’n of Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Jake James of New York on violin and Caleb Edwards of Nashville in the mandolin and vocals.
A traditional Irish buffet will be offered before the show at the Stage Door of the Peoples Bank Theater, which will open at 6.30 p.m.
The Irish fare for $ 15 will include corned beef, braised cabbage, and a whiskey mousse dessert.
Selected Irish beers will also be available. Tickets are limited to 75 for dinner.
The auditorium doors will open at 7:00 p.m. to begin seating for the concert. The curtain is at 8 p.m. Call 740-371-5152 for tickets.