Runa: Presented by Newmarket Folk Society
Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new super-groups, RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.
The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and four 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, Canadian percussionist, Cheryl Prashker, Caleb Edwards of Nashville on mandolin and vocals, and Jake James of New York on the fiddle.
RUNA recently released their fifth album, RUNA: LIVE, which received lavish praise on both sides of the Atlantic. The album has been hailed as "an incredible masterpiece" by Marcene Bronson, The Celtic Crier.
Seeking to preserve and continue a traditional culture in a modern age, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individually established band members. Their strive for excellence and creativity blazes a trail for the future of folk music, earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation.
All concerts in the 2019-2020 season will be held at the Newmarket Canadian Legion Branch 426 at 707 Srigley Street, Newmarket ON L3Y 1X4.
This venue is a large licensed facility which will hold 200+ in a cabaret seating arrangement. There is limited parking available at the legion but parking is also available just across the road at Prince Charles Public School.
Refreshments are provided before the show and during the intermission by The Maids' Cottage. With doors opening at 7:15pm, come early and enjoy a coffee or tea and a butter tart and/or brownie.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 426 (View)
707 Srigley Street
Newmarket, ON L3Y 1X4
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|