RUNA Celtic Music Band Plays Ashley Pond Tonight

RUNA band members from left, Cheryl Prashker, Maggie Estes White, Shannon Lambert-Ryan, David Curley and Fionán de Barra play at Ashley Pond at 7 p.m. today. Courtesy/www.runamusic.com
 
RUNA wins Best World/Traditional Song Award. Courtesy/www.runamusic.com
 
By RUSS GORDON
Summer Concert Promoter

RUNA, a Celtic all-star band from the U.S., Ireland and Canada is playing at 7 p.m., today at Ashley Pond Park in downtown Los Alamos.

This is a FREE CONCERT. Gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups”, RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music, since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of bluegrass, flamenco, blues and jazz, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.

The group has been honoured internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and an Independent Music Award for Best World/Traditional Song.

I don’t know if any of the five artists playing are scientists but I do know there are a lot of scientists that will definately enjoy this show. This weekend is the Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet annual ScienceFest. If you are fascinated by science and/or really enjoy traditional Irish, English and Scots-Gaelic music, Friday night is for you.

You can listen to Runa at www.runamusic.com and on youtube. You can read about the Fest at www.losalamossciencefestival.com and about the Concert Series at www.gordonssummerconcerts.com.

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