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Bruce MacGregor speaks to Irish band Lunasa ahead of the launch of their new album Cas.

Lunasa formed in the late 1990's in Ireland and have continued to reinvent the tradition through their inventive approach to making music. During Celtic Connections, Bruce met up with them to discuss how they formed, their popularity in America and the launch of their new album, Cas, which features the vocals of Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tim O'Brien amongst others.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Wed 2 May 2018 21:00

Music Played

  • Shooglenifty

    Venus in Tweeds

    • Roots, Reels + Rhythms.
    • Nascente.
  • Lunasa and Tim O’Brien

    The Water is Wise

    • Cas.
  • Rura


    • In Praise of Home.
    • Rura Music.
  • The Poozies


    • Punch.
    • SCHMOOZCD003.
  • Lauren MacColl

    Lochaber Dance / Fifity Years Young / A Gallop to Kinross

    • When Leaves Fall.
    • Make Believe Records.
  • Nial and Cillian Vallely

    Reel of Rio / All Round the Room / Merry Thatcher

    • Callan Bridge.
    • Compass Records.
  • Kirsty Law

    Barefit Lasses

    • Shift.
    • Toun Records.
  • Rachel Newton

    The Eggshell Brewery / Up The Lum

    • The Changeling.
    • Shadow.
  • Old Blind Dogs

    Died And Gone

    • Room With A View.
    • OBD Music.
  • Ross Couper / Tom Oakes

    Pig's Reel / Mrs Norman MacKeigan / The First Months Of Summer

    • Fiddle And Guitar.
    • Haystack Records.
  • Alison Brown

    The Magnificent Seven

    • Stolen Moments.
    • Compass records.
  • Siobahn Miller

    Banks of Newfoundland

    • Strata.
  • Lúnasa


    • Lunasa.
    • Compass Records.
  • Lúnasa

    Goodbye Miss Goodavich / Rosie’s Reel

    • Otherworld.
    • Green Linnet Records.
  • The Bothy Band

    Old Hag You Have Killed Me

    • The Best Of The Bothy Band.
    • Mulligan Music.
  • Lúnasa

    Donogh and Mike’s

    • The Merry Sisters of Fate.
    • Green Linnet Records.
  • Lúnasa

    The Irish Girl

    • Cas.
    • Lunasa Records.
  • Will Pound

    Blackthorn Stick / Irish Washerwoman

    • Through The Seasons – A Years in Morris and Folk Dance.
    • Lulubug.
  • Rura

    Day One

    • In Praise of Home.
    • Rura Music.
  • Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

    Yama Ba

    • Soar.
  • Pauline Scanlon / Marie Fielding

    Raglan Road

    • An Tra.
    • Rumford Records.
  • Duncan Chisholm

    Haze Across The Sun

    • Sandwood.
    • Copperfish Records.


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