Ireland’s Lunasa will perform a program of Celtic music on Saturday, November 17, at 8 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.
Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honor of the Irish god Lugh, patron of the arts, Lunasa is a gathering of some of the top musical talent in Ireland. Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys, and later, with guitarist Donogh Hennessy, he would dorm the rhythm section of The Sharon Shannon Band. Fiddler Seaan Smythe is an All-Ireland champion who has played with Donal Lunny’s Coolfin; and Kevin Crawford, considered to be amont the finest flutists in Ireland, also plays with the acclaimed traditional group Moving Clud. Uilleann piper Cillian Vallely has toured with Paddy O’Brien’s Chulrua, Clare fiddler Seamus Connolly, and Riverdance.
Tickets to this performance are priced at $29.00, $24.00, and $19.00; youth (high school age and younger): $10.00. Senior rush tickets will go on sale for $15.00, beginning one-half hour before the performance (subject to availability). Tickets can be purchased at the Caltech Ticket Office, 332 S. Michigan Avenue, Pasadena.
Parking for Beckman Auditorium is located at 332 South Michigan Avenue, Pasadena (south of Del Mar Boulevard). For information, call (626) 395-4652 or, outside the Pasadena area, 1 (888) 222-5832. Individuals with a disability should call (626) 395-4688 (voice) or (626) 395-3700 (TDD) for information and assistance.