DMSC Presents: Lúnasa
Internationally acknowledged as one of the best traditional Irish bands in recent times, Lúnasa comes to the Des Moines Social Club just in time to kick off Irish-American Heritage Month!
Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. Its members have helped form the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade.
Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys, and later he, with guitarist Donogh Hennessy, would form the dynamic rhythm section of The Sharon Shannon Band; Ed Boyd (Flook, Michael McGoldrick Band) has recently replaced Hennessy; Fiddler Sean Smyth is an All-Ireland champion who has played with Donal Lunny’s Coolfin; Kevin Crawford, considered to be among the finest flutists in Ireland played with the acclaimed traditional group Moving Cloud; and, piper Cillian Vallely of the famous Vallely artistic clan has performed with Riverdance and recently recorded with Bruce Springsteen. Folk Roots magazine has rightly termed them an “Irish music dream team.”
Foy School of Traditional Irish Dance will be opening for the evening. They offer classic Irish dance instruction with a family feel and put on exceptional performances.
Kum & Go Theater // Doors 7PM // Show 7:30PM // $20 Advance, $25 at the door // All Ages