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Irish innovation: RUNA performs at State Theatre

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RUNA

  • When: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19
  • Where: State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn
  • Tickets: $24-28
  • Info: livefromauburn.com

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s most innovative groups, RUNA has been entertaining audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving melodies of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues.

The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and three Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.

RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Zach White of Missouri on mandolin, vocals, banjo, and flat-picking guitar, and Maggie White of Kentucky on the fiddle.