“Best of all, RUNA sounds like no one else!” - Travis Rogers, Jr., Music Life & Times
Celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary as a band, Celtic-American Roots music “super group”, 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.
In conjunction with the band’s 10-Year Anniversary Tour, RUNA is set to release their sixth album “TEN: The Errant Night” on March 16th, 2019!
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.
RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán 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.
“Timeless and flawless…” – Jim Allford, PA Music Scene
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.
Their new album, “TEN: The Errant Night”, is already receiving international praise on both sides of the Atlantic! “This is RUNA’s most ambitious album yet and it is a stunner!” – Bill Margeson, LiveIreland
“One of the best and inventive folk bands of this modern era!” – London Celtic Punks
The band has performed at numerous festivals, including….
Milwaukee Irish Festival
Michigan Irish Festival
Kansas City Irish Festival
Bethlehem Celtic Festival
Great American Irish Festival
Music City Irish Festival
Gaelic Park Irish Festival
Peoria Irish Festival
Durango Celtic Festival
An Rí Rá Montana Irish Festival
Chicago Irish American Heritage Festival
Cleveland Irish Festival
Philadelphia Folk Festival
California World Fest
Marisposa Folk Festival
Lunenberg Folk Harbour Festival
Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
-“Genuine and with endless innovation…” – John O’Brien, Jr., Ohio Irish American News / Artistic Director of the Cleveland Irish Festival