Lúnasa are internationally
acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental band of recent times. In October 1997, Ireland’s all-star
quintet Lúnasa released their début CD Lúnasa, it became an immediate best-seller in Ireland, topping Hot
Press’ folk charts and nominated one of the year’s top ten by the Irish Echo in the USA.
auspicious beginning, Lúnasa has become one of the most sought-after bands on the international Celtic music scene, winning
many awards including a nomination for Folk Album Of The Year in the BBC Radio 2 Awards and Best Traditional Album of 2005 in Irish
Lúnasa’s sixth album Sé was released in 2006. One of the highlights of that the
year was Lúnasa’s headlining appearance at Dublin’s National Concert Hall on 8th June. The concert was recorded
by RTE Radio One for national and European broadcast.
2007 celebrated 10 years of Lúnasa. The BBC showed their
support by filming their headlining show at Glasgow’s international jamboree, Celtic Connections – making Lúnasa
the only band to have been filmed twice by the BBC at the event. The band also published their own book of tunes,
Nótaí, compiled by band member Cillian Vallely.
Lúnasa’s most recent CD is “The Story
So Far …”. This new CD encapsulates the band's musical journey. It includes remixed and remastered tracks from all
6 Lúnasa albums and expansive liner notes on the band’s history with photographs across the past 11 years.