RUNA – An evening of Irish music, song, & dance!
Saturday March 7, 7:30 PM (6:30PM doors) All Ages Show
Stargazers Theater, 10 South Parkside Drive, Colorado Springs
Tickets $21 Advance, $25 DOS. $15 students/military with current I.D.
Available at 719-476-2200 or online at www.stargazerstheatre.com or direct link
“Best of all, RUNA sounds like no one else.” – Travis Rogers, Jr., Music Life and Times
“For contemporary Celtic music at its very best – do yourself a favor and check out RUNA.. brilliant!” – Gene Shay, WXPN-FM
Expect and evening of unbridled Irish spirit when RUNA takes the stage at the Soiled Dove, in Denver March 6th. Recognized on an international level, the award-winning Celtic Roots band, RUNA will kick-off the St. Patrick’s season on an exceptional high note with brilliant musicianship, gorgeous song, and occasional crowd pleasing Irish dance.
RUNA, draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material. RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley from Galway, Ireland on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Maggie Estes of Kentucky on the fiddle.
Band members of RUNA have played with Solas, Riverdance, Slide, Clannad, Fiddlers’ Bid, Moya Brennan, Eileen Ivers, Hazel O’Conner, Full Frontal Folk, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Barcó, Téada, and the Guy Mendilow Band.
Some RUNA Accolades: RUNA was on the October 2014 cover of Irish Music Magazine (Dublin) (Kinda like being on the cover of Rolling Stone for Irish musiciansJ). RUNA won Top Group (US, IRE, EU, UK) and Top Traditional Group, and a nomination for Best Female Vocalist (2013, 2012) in the Irish Music Awards for 2013, and won both the fan ballot and judges’ votes for Best Song in the World Traditional Category for “Amhrán Mhuighinse” (Somewhere Along the Road) in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards. The band won several awards at the 2010 Montgomery Buck Music Awards, including Best Entertaining Band, Best Folk Artist, Best Female Vocalist, and Best Album – “Jealousy”. RUNA’s fourth album, “Current Affairs” – hailed by The Celtic Crier as “an incredible masterpiece” and by Hearth Music as “Music inspired by tradition, but unafraid of a bright new future!” has also been nominated for r Best Irish CD of 2014!