Celtic-Roots Band RUNA Releases New Music Video, “THE RUTHLESS WIFE” featuring Multi-Grammy winning Artist, Ron Block
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May 27th, 2016
Celtic-Roots Band RUNA Releases New Music Video,
“THE RUTHLESS WIFE”
featuring Multi-Grammy winning Artist, Ron Block
Philadelphia, PENNSYLVANIA— Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups”, the innovative and multi-award winning Celtic-roots band, RUNA, will release their 2nd Official Music Video, “The Ruthless Wife”.
Set for release on June 1st, 2016, the music video features, bluegrass legend, Ron Block, on the banjo. Long-time band member of Alison Krauss & Union Station, Block has played with musical greats ranging from Jerry Douglas and Willie Nelson to Emmylou Harris and Kate Rusby, winning multiple Grammy, CMA, and International Bluegrass awards.
Written by band-members, Fionán de Barra and Shannon Lambert-Ryan, “The Ruthless Wife”, was inspired by the newsworthy events surrounding Lambert-Ryan’s great-great-grandfathers death in Philadelphia in July 1922. The song was, originally, recorded for RUNA’s 4th studio album, Current Affairs.
The release of “The Ruthless Wife” Music Video marks the beginning of RUNA’s launch campaign for their new LIVE Album, coming in July 2016, and the band’s summer touring season.
Notable tour stops include the New Bedford Folk Festival, ABQ BioPark, the Musical Instrument Museum, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Great American Irish Festival, Milwaukee Irish Fest, Kansas City Irish Festival, and many more.
Filmed by up and coming photographer/filmmaker, Isaac White, RUNA’s new music video was shot at notable historic locations in Nashville and Philadelphia, including Marathon Village and Houston Station.
Recent Top Group & Top Traditional Group winners (Irish Music Awards, 2013) and a repeat winner for Best World/Traditional Song (Independent Music Awards 2015, 2013), RUNA is a fusion of musical influences and geographic upbringings. Members include bandleader, vocalist, and step dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia; Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra; Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion; Dave Curley of Galway on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step dancing; and Maggie Estes of Kentucky on the fiddle.
Together, members of RUNA have played with Solas, Riverdance, Slide, Clannad, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Ricky Scaggs, Moya Brennan, Eileen Ivers, Hazel O’Conner, Fiddlers’ Bid, Barcó, Téada, Jeff Taylor, Buddy Greene, and Jonathan Edwards.
Since 2008, RUNA has toured internationally, enchanting live audiences with its haunting traditional melodies, intoxicating rhythms, and sheer musical sophistication. The band’s sound, like its name, is a “mystical” blend of traditional Celtic flair and contemporary Americana roots music, dubbed “timeless and flawless” by PA Music Scene and “sensational” by The Celtic Crier.
Experience RUNA’s magic personally at any of these upcoming performances.
2016 Summer Tour Dates
June 11 — Rhode Island Scottish Highland Festival, Richmond, RI
July 7 — Calais Celtic Concerts, Calais, ME
July 9 — New Bedford Folk Festival, New Bedford, MA
July 10 – New Bedford Folk Festival, New Bedford, MA
July 12— Durango Celtic Society Concert, Durango, CO
July 13 — GIG, Santa Fe, NM
July 14 — ABQ BioPark Summer Nights Concert Series, Albuquerque, NM
July 15 — Gordon’s Summer Concert Series, Los Alamos, NM
July 16 — In Concert Tucson!, Tucson, AZ
July 17 — Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ
July 19 — Arizona Diamondbacks National Anthem, Phoenix, AZ
July 27 — Pastorius Park, Philadelphia, PA
July 29 — Great American Irish Festival, Frankfort, NY
July 30 — Great American Irish Festival, Frankfort, NY
August 16 — Trueblood Performing Arts Center, Washington Island, WI
August 18 — Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI
August 19 – Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI
August 20 – Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI
August 21 – Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI
August 25 – Meeting at the Crossroads, Destin, FL
August 26 — Peoria Irish Festival, Peoria, IL
August 27 — Peoria Irish Festival, Peoria, IL
August 28 — Peoria Irish Festival, Peoria, IL
August 31 – Nashville, TN
September 2 — Kansas City Irish Festival, Kansas City, MO
September 3 — Kansas City Irish Festival, Kansas City, MO
September 4 — Kansas City Irish Festival, Kansas City, MO
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