RUNA to bring Irish music to Marietta

Photo by Sean Fisher Celtic roots band RUNA will be performing as a St. Patrick’s Day celebration and album release party at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta on March 16.

MARIETTA — Celtic roots band RUNA will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the release of its new album at 8 p.m. March 16 at Peoples Bank Theatre.

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a band, the multi-award winning group is releasing its sixth album, “TEN: The Errant Night,” on March 16.

RUNA continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. 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, according to a press release.

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.

“Best of all, RUNA sounds like no one else!” said Travis Rogers Jr. of Music Life & Times.

“Timeless and flawless…” said Jim Allford of PA Music Scene about RUNA.

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. Its 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, a press release states.

RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist Fion’n de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Jake James of New York on the fiddle, and Caleb Edwards of Nashville on mandolin and vocals.

A traditional Irish buffet will be offered before the show at the Stage Door at Peoples Bank Theatre, which will open at 6:30 p.m.

The Irish fare for $15 will include corned beef, braised cabbage and a whiskey mousse dessert.

Select Irish beers also will be available. Tickets are limited to 75 for dinner.

Auditorium doors will open at 7 p.m. to start seating for the concert. Curtain is 8 p.m. Call 740-371-5152 for tickets.

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