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Internationally renowned band to perform in Petersburg


Jason Clarke / Submitted Photo

Lúnasa performing in the National Concert Hall in Dublin, in 2012.

The Irish acoustic quintet Lúnasa will kick of its U.S. tour in Petersburg next Wednesday at the Wright Auditorium.

Lúnasa is an all-instrumental band. Band members play fiddle, low whistles, flute, tin whistles, uilleann pipes, double bass and guitar.

Band member Cillian Vallely said their music transcends traditional Irish music, according to a press release.

"We play a very diverse selection of music, including our own compositions, melodies from other Celtic regions such as Brittany, Galicia, Asturias, and Scotland and slower melodies, often involving three-part harmonies."

The band has produced eight albums since its recording debut in 1997.

After its performance in Petersburg, the band will play in Anchorage, Homer, Valdez and Fairbanks.

The Petersburg Arts Council organized the event. Lúnasa will also perform for the students and staff at the school where they will answer questions and speak with students.

The band last performed in Alaska seven years ago.


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