Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. – Hering Auditorium
Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band recording and touring in the US today with 11 highly regarded albums to their credit. Formed in 1996, in a manner befitting their name (Gaelic for “light”), Solas burst onto the Irish music scene and instantly became a beacon—an incandescent ensemble that found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions.
Anchored by founding members Seamus Egan (flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistles, guitars, bodhran) and Winifred Horan (violins, vocals), Solas is rounded out by Johnny Connelly (accordians), Eamon McElholm (guitars, keyboards, vocals) and Moira Smiley (banjo, vocals). Through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals and covers, and unparalleled musicianship, Solas continues to define the path for the Celtic music world and drive the genre forward.
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Solas is our Celtic entry. When we found we could sign Solas to St. Patrick’s Day weekend, we went back and rescheduled our whole season, but it was totally worth it. This group is beloved in Fairbanks, where Celtic music enjoys enormous popularity and this is their 20th Anniversary tour. We are really looking forward to welcoming these friends back to Fairbanks. -FCA