A Touch Of Ireland From Lúnasa

Ireland’s all-star acoustic band Lúnasa returns to the U.S. next month for a six-week excursion featuring shows in performing arts centers, theatres and, yes, a few pubs.

For this journey the band is touring in support of its upcoming album, Lúnasa With The RTÉ Orchestra.  Although the disc is scheduled for an April 16 release in the U.S. on Lúnasa Records via City Hall Distributors, you’ll be able to snag the album as a digital download in time for Saint Patrick’s Day.

Launching in Pawling, N.Y., in late February, the tour includes a performance on the “Mountain Stage” radio show in Bristol, Tenn.  Other stops include Pittsburgh, New York City, Evanston, Wyo., and Hamilton Mont.

Feb. 22 – Pawling, N.Y., Towne Crier Café
Feb. 23 – Fitchburg, Mass., Fitchburg St. College
Feb. 24 – Cumberland, R.I., Blackstone River Theatre
Feb. 27 – Sellersville, Pa., Sellersville Theater 1894
Feb. 28 – Tarpon Springs, Fla., Performing Arts Center
March 1 – Gainesville, Fla., Univ. of Florida Performing Arts
March 3 – Garden City, N.Y., Adelphi University
March 6 – Reston, Va., Reston Community Center
March 7 – New York, N.Y., David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
March 8 – Carlisle, Pa., Carlisle Theatre
March 9 – Pittsburgh, Pa., Carnegie Lecture Hall
March 10 – Bristol, Tenn., Paramount Theatre For The Arts (“Mountain Stage”)
March 12 – Conklin, Mich., Fenian’s Pub
March 13 – Cleveland, Ohio, P.J. McIntyre’s Irish Pub
March 14 – Syracuse, N.Y., Palace Theatre
March 16 – Jackson, Wyo., Center For The Arts
March 17 – Powell, Wyo., Powell High School
March 20 – Evanston, Wyo., Suds Brothers Brewery
March 22 – Helena, Mont., Myrna Loy Center
March 23 – Hamilton, Mont., Hamilton Performing Arts
March 24 – Butte, Mont., Mother Lode Theatre

“The audiences in America bring a great energy and goodwill to the table,” Lúnasa’s Seán Smyth said.  “Often, I think it’s because the Irish have a history of good standing and respect in America, and Lúnasa are benefitting in a way from this famous historical connection.”

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