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Runa to Perform in Celtic Airs Concert on Friday
The November Celtic Airs concert, sponsored by WWUH radio, will feature a return visit by the band Runa. The concert will take place on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.
Tickets are available through the University Box Office in Lincoln Theater, open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can visit the box office in person, call 1.800.274.8587 or 860.768.4228, or order tickets online.
The Celtic Airs program is broadcast Tuesdays from 6 to 9 a.m. on WWUH (91.3 FM or www.wwuh.org).
Runa is a quintet composed of husband and wife Fionan de Barra (from Ireland) and Shannon Lambert-Ryan (from Philadelphia), Galway’s Dave Curley, Canadian Cheryl Prashker, and Tomoko Omura from Japan. They present a fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada and America. Based on their diverse cultural backgrounds, their repertoire includes highly energetic and graceful tunes mixed with beautiful songs, presented in a fresh, appealing style.
In addition to their commitment to Runa, the band members each have their own projects and pursuits. Their talents have been recognized by other traditional musicians and they have spent time with a number of well known artists/ensembles including Solas, Riverdance, Clannad, Fiddlers Bid, Moya Brennan and Eileen Ivers.
In a review of a Runa performance, The Philadelphia Irish said “There is a truly mystical quality to their playing. They create a lyrical sound that is at once unique and seamless.”