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for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron
of the arts, Lunasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in
Ireland. Its members have helped formed the backbone of some of the greatest Irish
music groups of the decade.
has become one of the most sought-after bands on the international Irish music
scene. The band's inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves are steering
acoustic Irish music into surprising new territory. On their first American visit,
word-of-mouth led to sold-out shows and rave reviews. "A standing-room only
crowd in New York confirmed Lunasa's reputation," wrote the Irish Voice."
This is the hottest Irish music acoustic group on the planet."
The latest album from Irish trad phenomena that has taken the world
by storm. Lunasa returns with an album recorded during one of their breaks from
constant touring. Though some would argue that this album shows the band losing
steam, I still believe that Lunasa is one of the hottest Irish recording groups
around. But they do need to go back to the basics in recording. Nevertheless,
the album is packed breathtaking Celtic music that will get your toes tapping
and bring a smile to a dreary day.
Merry Sisters of Fate (2001)
Though not quite as live sounding as
their first two albums, The Merry Sisters of Fate again shows what happens
when some of the finest Celtic musicians create an Irish traditional music with
subtle variations and masterful arrangements. This is album is an untouched gem.
If you want traditional Irish music, you will find no better than this
album. Packed with entirely instrumental Irish tunes played with the energy and
skill of some of the finest Irish musicians.
Self-titled debut of one of the hottest Irish traditional music groups
around today. Includes the original members: fiddler Sean Smyth, flautist Mike
McGoldrick, and uilleann piper John McSherry. Subtle rhymtic variations show just
how hot this band would become.
Boys of the Lough, Clancy Brothers, Altan, Lunasa