Let me recommend a wonderful group that I have had the privilege of seeing twice. That group is Runa (www.runamusic.com). Runa consists of Shannon Lambert-Ryan, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker, Dave Curley, and Maggie Estes. They would not consider themselves strictly a Trad band, but their "roots" definitely show in their music!
Shannon is the lead singer and she has a fantastic voice. Al the group are accomplished instrumentalists in their own right. Their shows are energetic, fun, and a real joy to attend!
Runa have been winning awards and developing a solid fan base of folks who love Celtic music. If you ever get a chance to hear them, you just can't miss them!
As is typical of many groups the genre, they are readily available at shows to visit with their fans. They never get in a hurry or make you feel like you are imposing on their time. I am going to see about getting some of their projects submitted for airplay here. By the way, Dave Curley has just released a solo project and it promises to be a good one!
Give these folks a listen! You'll be hooked, I'm sure!
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