Lunasa

Lúnasa

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Lúnasa

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, the all-star quintet Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Their inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves are steering Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Called an "Irish music dream team" (Folk Roots) and "the new Celtic royalty" (Boston Herald), Lúnasa made their worldwide recording debut in 1997, and met with instant acclaim. Lúnasa redefines Irish music by going right to the heart of its rhythms. With its distinctive use of the upright acoustic bass -- brought front and center by Hutchinson's remarkable playing -- teamed with Hennessey's percussive guitar, the group seeks out the essential heartbeat of a tune. Lúnasa also uses melodic interweaving of wind and string instruments, pairing flutes, fiddle, whistle and pipes in often breathtaking arrangements. The result is a sound that, though distinctly Irish in flavor, touches on jazz and other improvisational music forms.

 

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