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Lúnasa Performs at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
“This is the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet” — The New York Times Lúnasa, one of the most sought after bands in Celtic music, will be making their Long Island debut at Adelphi University.
Lúnasa are known world-wide as one of the finest Irish instrumental bands of recent times. Having formed over 15 years ago, they tour constantly and have performed in venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, the Sydney Opera House in Australia and have been invited to the White House. In 2012, they performed to a sold-out crowd at the National Concert Hall in Dublin; this performance has been recorded and will be released later this year.
Just recently, Kevin Crawford who plays flutes and whistles for the band was named male musician of the year by Live Ireland, an Irish internet radio and television source based out of Dublin. The band also features Seán Smith on fiddles and whistles, Trevor Hutchinson on stand-up bass, local musician Cillian Vallely (from Queens) plays the uilleann pipes and whistles, while recent addition, Ed Boyd, is one of European folk music’s most in-demand guitarists. Samples of their music and more on the band can be found at lunasa.ie.
Celebrating its fifth year, Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center is Long Island’s premier cultural arts venue for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for this concert are on sale now and range in price from $15-$20. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Concert Hall is located on the main level of the Performing Arts Center, adjacent to the Box Office.
Check out aupac.adelphi.edu for more on this event and others coming to the venue.
About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.