CALVIN ARSENIA • BYRNE & KELLY • CARSWELL & HOPE • CORNER BOY • MARIA THE MEXICAN
DANNY BURNS • ASHLEY DAVIS BAND • JULIA HAILE • SHANE HENNESSY • HI-LUX • IRELAND IN MUSIC
SEAMUS KELLEHER • MACA • MUNDY • OSCAR BLUE • QUIXOTIC CIRQUE NOUVEAU
“Irish Traditional Music is awash in great music today. Individual artists and bands are playing venues all over the globe to enthusiastic audiences worldwide. In this environment it is sometimes hard for traditional artists to be unique and original. RUNA does this with ease. A musical force in the U.S. and abroad!”
-Barry Stapleton, Director of Milwaukee Irish Festival
Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been en- chanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. 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.
The group 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.