Lúnasa returns to the Spire Center, 25 ½ Court St in downtown Plymouth, MA on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. with special guest, Ashley Davis. Formed in 1997 and celebrating its 20th anniversary, Lúnasa has long been one of contemporary Irish music’s leading voices. Named after an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honour of the Irish god Lugh, the group that Folk Roots magazine once called an “Irish music dream team” was formed from members of some of Ireland’s greatest bands and over the years has proven its mettle time and again, having sold over a quarter of a million records, and collaborated with notable artists outside the tradition such as Natalie Merchant, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, and Tim O’Brien. They have performed more than 2,000 shows across 36 countries including high-profile concert venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), and Paris Bercy, and many of the leading festivals such as Glastonbury, Womadelaide & Edmonton.
Ashley Davis has a musical passport that includes Ireland and Scotland, but also draws from the influences of her birthplace, the Kansas plains, as well as the country music traditions borne in the Appalachian Mountains. An internationally recognized recording artist and songwriter, Ashley has collaborated with such musical luminaries as the Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney, fiddle player Eileen Ivers, harpist Cormac DeBarra, singer-songwriters John Doyle and John Spillane, and the “First Lady of Celtic Music,” Moya Brennan. Throughout her career she has , to quote NBC’s “Today Show” host Meredith Viera, thrilled audiences with “new music springing from ancient roots.” She has become a pioneer, navigating new frontiers, and sharing her genre-defying musical vision with an ever-increasing fanbase.
Tickets are $35; advance purchase is recommended, seating is limited to capacity. The Spire is handicap accessible, public parking is available streetside, and in public lots near the venue.