The festival features two venues of continuous entertainment & workshops. We will be continually updating the website as the dates draw closer with even more information on venues, maps, lineup, hours, etc. Concerts, workshops, Irish Ceilis, Kid’s Drum workshop, vendors and more!read more...
Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards for 2013!
“For contemporary Celtic music at its very best – do yourself a favor and check out RUNA.. brilliant!”
– Gene Shay, co-founder of the Philadelphia Folk Festival; WXPN-FM
RUNA was recently recognized on an international level in the Irish Music Awards for 2013, winning Top Group (US, IRE, EU, UK) and Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, Concert, and a nomination for Best Female Vocalist (2013, 2012), and in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards, winning both the fan ballot and judges’ votes for Best Song in the World Traditional Category for “Amhrán Mhuighinse” (Somewhere Along the Road). The band won several awards at the 2010 Montgomery Buck Music Awards, including Best Entertaining Band, Best Folk Artist, Best Female Vocalist, and Best Album – “Jealousy”. Jim Allford of PA Music Scene writes, “The band is going to be reckoned with and I really feel they are Grammy bound within time.”
“There is truly a mystical quality to their playing. They create a lyrical sound that is at once unique as well as seamless.” – Lori Lander Murphy, Irish Philadelphia