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Galway meets Chicago? Celtic-roots band RUNA fuses tradition with Americana

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RUNA

RUNA, a Celtic-American-Roots band, takes the Chatfield Center for the Arts stage this weekend.

In their 10th year as a band, RUNA combines traditional Irish and Scottish music with jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, and blues tunes. Think mashups of "Ain’t No Sunshine" with Gaelic tunes.

It’s a winning combo: the band has won Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards in the past, and three Independent Music Awards, including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song, and Best Bluegrass Song.

Want to give them a listen? RUNA released their sixth album, "Ten: The Errant Night" in March of last year.

Here’s the lineup: 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.

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What: RUNA

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15

Where: Chatfield Center for the Arts, 405 Main St. S, Chatfield

Cost: $26 in advance, $31 at the door. Get tickets at chatfieldarts.org or call 507-884-7676.

Related Topics: MUSIC
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