Lúnasa: New Sounds in Celtic Music

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Lúnasa performs in NPR's Studio 4A. i i

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Lúnasa performs in NPR's Studio 4A.

Lúnasa performs in Studio 4A.

Julia Peck, NPR

When Lúnasa released a self-titled debut CD in 1997, the Irish quintet was immediately credited with launching a new chapter in Celtic music. Combining traditional melodies with driving rhythms, the band created a fresh improvisational sound with a distinct Irish flavor. Five recordings later, Lúnasa remains one of the most popular Irish acoustic groups on the international music scene.

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Giorgia Bertazzi
Irish acoustic band Lúnasa

Irish acoustic band Lúnasa.

Giorgia Bertazzi

The band joins NPR's Fred Child in Studio 4A to share some music from the Emerald Isle.

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The Kinnitty Sessions

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  • Album: The Kinnitty Sessions
  • Artist: Lúnasa
  • Label: Compass Records
  • Released: 2004
 

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