Runa Concert

RUNA draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material. Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives its arrangements of traditional songs and tunes a fresh sound.

Members of RUNA have played with Solas, Riverdance, Slide, Clannad, Fiddlers’ Bid, Moya Brennan, Eileen Ivers, Hazel O’Conner, Full Frontal Folk, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Barcó, Téada, and the Guy Mendilow Band.

RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Tomoko Omura of Japan on the fiddle. The band often performs with world-renowned, guest musicians, including Isaac Alderson on the uilleann pipes, flutes, and whistles.

More info on Runa - go to www.runamusic.com

Info on the concert and to get tickets: www.amsdconcerts.com/tickets

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  • Kathleen

    Robbie, didn't see you. I actually enjoyed it a great deal and loved the jazz bits and blue grass, but I like crossover music. The voice was angelic and the guitar playing kicked it!!! As well as the mando. I think our Carol or Tim could play circles around the fiddle player, but we are lucky here with our musicians.

    July 15, 2013

  • Robert Burns

    Great. The temperature was surprisingly cool (much cooler than at home in O.B.). Unfortunately, I was ill with laryngitis and some ear-and-sinus infection and, so, kept my distance. There was too much jazz and a bit of blue grass injected that I could have done without but the singer was fantastic, I really enjoyed the percussionist, the fiddler did some amazing things, and the stepdancing was very welcome.

    July 15, 2013

  • sylvia

    Thank you Kathleen!! :)

    July 14, 2013

  • Robert Burns

    Sorry, I was just advised that the 1/2 price deal long ago expired; so, I don't have an extra ticket for anyone.

    July 14, 2013

  • Robert Burns

    I just purchased a ticket at full price and E-mailed AMSD for my free 2nd ticket. Anyone can have it. I'm under the weather (ear infection) but going.

    July 14, 2013

  • Kathleen

    So the way it works is, you get a ticket for the pew row you're in and you can sit anywhere in that particular pew, so it's worthwhile to be in line early and pick the best part of the pew. The doors open at 7:00, and if I can, I'll be there at 6;30 to get in line. I e-mailed them and asked if it were possible to all be in the same pew, but it's not the end of the world if we're not. It's a small church and I bought Sylvia's ticket with mine so at least the two of us will be in the same pew. Billee and Rebeca will be in the same pew. And Tom got his awhile ago and probably doesn't want tickets further back to sit with us. See you all tonight!!

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Kathleen

    OK Sylvia, I've got your ticket. It's $28 (with the upgrade to put us in the first 7 rows).

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Sylvia: I'm going to buy tomorrow morning. When I do I'll try to get your ticket at the same time. I'll let you know if I can do that.

    July 14, 2013

    • sylvia

      Okay. :-) thank you Kathleen! :-)

      July 14, 2013

  • sylvia

    I guess I am gonna have to buy at the door :( It is not taking my credit card for some reason :(

    July 13, 2013

  • sylvia

    Did you buy online?! How do you upgrade online... i do not see a option or place to request an upgrade. :/

    July 13, 2013

  • sylvia

    Yep! I wanna go! :-)

    July 13, 2013

  • Kathleen

    OK, Tom is going. Billee and Rebecca Lee are going. I'm going with John (my son). What about Robbie, Carrie, Sylvia? I want to ask them to seat us together if possible. you have to ask for the premium ticket if you want to be in the first 8 rows which you'll want in this case. I'll let them know we are a group when I get my tickets.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Tom O'Shea

    I'm going. Already have my ticket.

    July 13, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Update your RSVPs so I know how many are actually going. If there are enough, I'll host.

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will be out of town at a camping trip, not sure if i'll be back in time. enjoy

    July 12, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Thanks John for setting this up!!!

    April 8, 2013

  • Robert Burns

    Who knows? It's over 3 months away!

    1 · April 8, 2013

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