Irish Award Winning Super-Group “Runa” Returns To Calais!

Calais Celtic Concerts will once again present the hugely popular Irish Celtic Group, RUNA, at the Calais High School on Friday July 14th, at 7:00 PM US, 8:00 PM Canadian time. They were one of our biggest shows last summer and we expect an even bigger audience this year. They have the complete package and something for everyone, beautiful singing, exciting and driving Celtic Instrumentals, and Irish Step-dancing.

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new Super-Groups, RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana  and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.

Seeking to preserve and continue a traditional culture in a modern age, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individually established band members. Their strive for excellence and creativity blazes a trail for the future of folk music, earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups, of this generation.

RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionan de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Montreal on percussion, Maggie Estes of Kentucky on the fiddle and mandolin and Zach White of Missouri on mandolin, vocals, banjo and flat-picking guitar.

The group has been honored internationally, winning “Top Group” and “Top Traditional Group” in the Irish Music Awards and three Independent Music Awards, including, Best LIVE Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.

The Calais High School is located at 35 Blue Devil Hill, off the River Rd, heading South on Rt. 1, in Calais. Tickets are $20.00 adult, $15.00 for 15 yrs and under US Funds. Pre-show tickets are available at Karen's Diner and Korner Pub downtown Calais. For reservations or more information call, 207-214-2067. As well as our FB page, at “Calais Celtic Concert Series”.

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