“This is the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet.”
-The New York Times

One of Ireland’s most successful musical exports, Lúnasa, have no intention of taking their foot off the Celtic pedal. Lúnasa are internationally acknowledged as being the finest Irish instrumental band of recent times and they’re coming to The Centenary Stage for a St. Patrick’s weekend celebration to remember on Saturday, March 15th at 8 pm at The Lackland Center. On their first American visit, word-of-mouth led to sold-out shows and rave reviews. The New York Times wrote, “A standing-room only crowd in New York confirmed Lúnasa’s reputation… This is the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet.”

Lúnasa’s inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. The recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while the blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music. The band has performed over 1,500 shows across the globe since the band formed in 1997 and appeared at internationally renowned venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall, Dublin and the Sydney Opera House and were invited to appear at the White House in 2011.

Tickets for Lúnasa are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of. The performance is Saturday, March 15th at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.centenarystageco.org<http://www.centenarystageco.org/>, at the CSC Box Office in The Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave in Hackettstown, or by calling 908-979-0900. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m. and 2 hours prior to performance times. Lúnasa is sponsored in part by Heath Village, Fulton Bank and Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.

The 2013-14 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts,  and CSC sponsors, including Premier Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank, Bronze Sponsors The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and Wells Fargo Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

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