Named after Lughnasadh, an ancient Irish harvest festival, Lunasa was started when Sean Smyth, Trevor Hutchinson, and Donogh Hennessy briefly toured through Scandinavia in 1996. Upon their return to Ireland, they teamed up with Michael McGoldrick and John McSherry to record a few tracks for what would be their first album. In 1997, Kevin Crawford joined the group. In 2004, Donogh Hennessy left the group and was eventually replaced by Paul Meehan.

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Lunasa at Pacific Quay


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This footage was filmed for the web during the broadcast of Radio Scotland's Global Gathering.

Your Comments

Mark Percival
Great sound, well balanced and exciting.

A feast of music. What a joy!

Mel Walford
In a word phenomenal!

Mr Brophy
Lovely music, thanks.

it's lovely, good luck

magic.i would buy them a pint? but there's too many. thx

beautiful stuff, thanks!

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Wednesday Jan 21

Old Fruitmarket

Lunasa ON

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