Lunasa delivers acoustic Irish sound

Members of the Irish quintet Lunasa bring their acoustic Irish sound to the Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center tomorrow at 7 p.m., as a part of the Kauai Concert Association concert series.

The band, bassist Trevor Hutchinson, flutist Kevin Crawford, piper Cillian Vallely, fiddler Sean Smyth and guitarist Donogh Hennessy, made their worldwide debut back in 1997, and on their first American tour they played to soldout shows, according to a biography from Folklore productions president Mitchell Greenhill.

Their sound touches on jazz and improvisational music forms, but still contains their Irish flavor. They have appeared on CNN, and performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the Chicago Celtic Festival.

Their music has been hailed as some of the finest, freshest recordings of Irish music in years, called “moving, pulsating, and thrilling to the very marrow” by a writer in Folk Roots magazine, and “a true must-have disc” by those in Irish Voice magazine.

Their discography includes their debut album “Lunasa,” “Otherworld,” “Merry Sisters of Fate,” “Redwood,” “The Kinnitty Sessions,” and “Se.” For more information on the band and concert information, call 245-SING (245- 7464), or visit kauai-concert.org.

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