RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley of Galway on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Maggie Estes of Kentucky on the fiddle.
Together RUNA have taken a new approach to presenting the music by incorporating the percussive sounds of the dumbek, djembe, various shakers, chimes, cymbals and sticks. Pulsing through traditional Irish, Scottish and contemporary songs, they also write some of their songs and cover standards, both songs and instrumentals. Add in two of the members step-dancing, and it promises to be an exciting show.
The group has been honoured internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and an Independent Music Award for Best World/Traditional Song.
There will be a pre-concert Reception, overlooking the lavender fields at Fragrant Isle. With the purchase of a $30 ticket enjoy wine & cheese from 5 – 7:00 p.m. and then go to the Trueblood for the show. Purchasing tickets in advance online or at the Red Cup is strongly encouraged since there is a limit of 40 people for the reception.
For show tickets only, adult admission is $15, students $10, ages 12 and under are free. Show tickets can be purchased online, at the Red Cup, or at the door.
Adult tickets are $15, $10 for students and 12 and under are FREE. Tickets for Fragrant Isle reception and event are $30. When you have made your selections, proceed to checkout on the top right of the page. Tickets will be available for pickup at the door.