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RUNA returns to Golden Link for an evening of Celtic-flavored music

 | Published on 2/6/2020
 
P.O. Box 92398
Rochester, NY 14692
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2020

RUNA returns to Golden Link for an evening of Celtic-flavored music 

Rochester, NY – Celebrating more than 10 years together as a band, the Celtic-American “super group” and exciting five-piece band 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. They return to Rochester, NY, in a concert for the Golden Link Folk Singing Society on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 7:30 pm at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield.

With a name that means “mystery or secret lore” in Gaelic, RUNA weaves together the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, and blues to offer a thrilling take on traditional music.

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 fiddle, and Caleb Edwards of Nashville on mandolin and vocals. The evening will also include performances by step-dancers from Jamieson Irish Dance in Webster, NY.

RUNA 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.

“… fresh, exciting … sounds like nothing else you hear in the world of Celtic music. They’re real originals. They’re a class act.” – Irish Philadelphia

“Celtic music at its very best!” – Gene Shay, co-founder of the Philadelphia Folk Festival

Admission $23 ($25 at the door), Golden Link Members $18 ($20 at the door), Students $10, Children 12 and under Free. Tickets are available in advance at www.goldenlink.org, and at the door. 

Tickets also on sale at Bop Shop Records, 1460 Monroe Ave, Rochester. No service charge for cash/check at Bop Shop; $1 per ticket if using credit card.

See below for a calendar listing of this and other upcoming concerts.

Phone or email interviews with the performer(s) can be arranged. 
Artist website: www.runamusic.com
Print quality photos available at: http://www.runamusic.com/2016/?page_id=4935 

Founded in 1971, the Golden Link Folk Singing Society is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in the Rochester area. Golden Link is a volunteer-operated and member-supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts, cultural, and educational organization.



CALENDAR LISTINGS


RUNA
Saturday, February 29, 2020; 7:30 pm
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a band, Celtic-American “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.
Tickets: $23 ($25 at door); $18 Golden Link members ($20 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under.

Dana & Susan Robinson
Friday, March 13, 2020; 7:30 pm
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526
From Cabot, Vermont, Americana roots and folk duo Dana and Susan Robinson combine vivid
songwriting and storytelling with fiddle tunes, banjo grooves, elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing. Drawing upon experiences of more than 20 years of touring, Dana and Susan craft a
performance that conveys the mystery and wonders of their journey. Their unique blend of original songwriting and traditional Appalachian music brings to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage, and how it relates to our contemporary lives. 
Tickets: $20 ($22 at door); $15 Golden Link members ($17 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under.

Mary Fahl
Former lead singer of October Project
Saturday, April 25, 2020; 7:30 pm
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526
Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s NYC-based chamber-pop group October Project. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. She performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls “a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms.”
Tickets: $30 ($32 at door); $25 Golden Link members ($27 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under.

Bill Staines
Saturday, May 9, 2020; 7:30 pm
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526
For more than 45 years, Bill Staines has been the quintessential folk troubadour, singing his songs at the country’s top festivals, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. Playing 200+ dates a year and driving more than 65,000 miles annually, Staines creates music that is a slice of Americana, filled with cowboys, Yukon adventures, fisherman, and everyday working people. He writes lovely, infectious melodies, and his story-filled lyrics recall with compassion and depth the landscapes and characters he’s known.
Tickets: $20 ($22 at door); $15 Golden Link members ($17 at door); $10 students; free for children 12 and under.

For more information and tickets to concerts, visit www.goldenlink.org.