World Music Institute Presents LÚNASA With Natalie Merchant On St. Patrick's Day At Symphony Space

World Music Institute Presents LÚNASA With Natalie Merchant On St. Patrick's Day At Symphony Space

World Music Institute presents a special St. Patrick's Day concert, Lúnasa and Natalie Merchant, Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, Manhattan.

Formed in 1997, Lúnasa has long been one of contemporary Irish music's leading voices. Natalie Merchant has earned a distinguished place among America's most respected recording artists with a unique and captivating performance style.

They first collaborated on Natalie's 2010 release Leave Your Sleep, and Natalie makes an appearance on the track "The Bonny Light Horseman" on Lúnasa's newest album, Cas.

Lúnasa's current lineup includes Trevor Hutchinson, who achieved fame as the bassist with the The Waterboys; uilleann piper Cillian Vallely, who toured with Riverdance and recorded with Bruce Springsteen; Kevin Crawford, widely considered one of Ireland's greatest flute players; award-winning fiddler Colin Farrell, who has performed with Project West, Grada and Michael McGoldrick; and guitarist Ed Boyd, known on the UK folk circuit for his work with bands such as Flook, Kate Rusby, and Cara Dillon.

Named after an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor 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 Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, National Concert Hall (Dublin), and Paris Bercy, and many of the leading festivals such as Glastonbury, Womadelaide & Edmonton.

Upcoming WMI Concerts

March 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Transparent Water Trio
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
$30 | $40

March 20, 2019
Doors 7 p.m. | Dead Messengers 8 p.m. | Bombino 9:15 p.m.
(le) poisson rouge
$25 advance | $30 day of show

March 30, 2019, 8 p.m.
Anda Union
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center

April 5, 2019
Doors 7:00pm | Kobo Town 8:00pm | Calypso Rose 8:45pm
Calypso Rose and Kobo Town
(le) poisson rouge
First 100 tickets $20 | $25 advance | $30 day of show | $50 opera box seating

April 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Dreamers' Circus
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
$25 | $35

April 13, 2019, 8 p.m.
Africa Now!
Apollo Theater
$25 | $40 | $55 | $65

For the complete 2018-2019 season schedule, please visit

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