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RUNA to Touch the Bluegrass in Their June 20th Release

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RUNAThe Celtic Roots group RUNA is wildly excited to celebrate the release of their 4th album Current Affairs on June 20th at the Sellersville Theatre at 24 West Temple Ave, Sellersville PA. Current Affairs guest features three of their dear friends, Grammy award-winning artists, Ron Block (Alison Krauss & Union Station), Jeff Taylor (Paul Simon, Elvis Costello), and Buddy Greene (Kentucky Thunder).

Celtic music is similar to bluegrass and with this release, RUNA's Irish music on this release gets closer to the bluegrass style as their traditional music shows some of the kin genre's style. While this is definitely the band's Celtic roots music, complete with a percussion sound, there are a lot of qualities that bluegrass and old-time fans will enjoy.

RUNA draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material. Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives its arrangements of traditional songs and tunes a fresh sound.

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 on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Maggie Estes of Kentucky on the fiddle. The band often performs with world-renowned, guest musicians, including Ross Holmes (Mumford & Sons, Cadillac Sky, Chessboxer) on fiddle, Matt Mancuso (Cathie Ryan Band) on fiddle, and Isaac Alderson (The Yanks, Comas) on the uilleann pipes, flutes, and whistles. www.RUNAmusic.com

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