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Lúnasa: New Sounds in Celtic Music

Lúnasa: New Sounds in Celtic Music

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Lúnasa performs in Studio 4A.

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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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Irish acoustic band Lúnasa.

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

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Album
The Kinnitty Sessions
Artist
Lúnasa
Label
Compass Records
Released
2004

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