Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival, Lúnasa was formed in 1997 from members of some of the greatest Irish groups of the previous decade. From the start, the band’s complex arrangements and unique sound reshaped the boundaries of traditional music and energized audiences the world over. Having since sold over a quarter of a million records and performed over 2,000 shows, Lunasa has won multiple awards and become one of the most influential bands in the history of traditional music. Lúnasa are joined for their 2020-2021 winter season by the award winning Irish singer Dave Curley, one of the most important folk singers to come out of Ireland in recent years.
The 22nd edition of International Guitar Night will be returning to North America’s finest venues from January-March 2022. After taking a hiatus in 2021 (much like the rest of the world), IGN is back with a brand new lineup, featuring acoustic rock sensation Luca Stricagnoli (Italy), progressive classical guitarist Thu Le (Vietnam), modern fingerstylist, Janet Noguera (California) and Latin Swing pioneer Lulo Reinhardt (Germany).
With only four strings, JAKE SHIMABUKURO is a humble master whose mission is to connect and inspire people. Whether one on one or in front of an audience of thousands, Jake shares a deep emotional connection with the listener that is open, magical and transcendent. Often referred to as the Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee and Michael Jordan of his craft, Jake delivers performances around the world with an out-of-the-box blend of stunning virtuosity, deep musicality and a natural entertainer's flair. Jake the ukulele to places no one has gone before, performing awe inspiring music that ranges from jazz, blues, and rock to bluegrass, classical, and folk.
Mohsen Amini, Graeme Armstrong and Benedict Morris fuse concertina, guitar and fiddle to produce an innovative, multi-layered signature that has captivated audiences around the globe. At its core, three seemingly acoustic instruments - but in the hands of three master craftsmen; Talisk’s unmistakable, bold sound and a captivating live show.
An evening of pure chaos! International siren and comedienne extraordinaire Meow Meow brings her glorious brand of subversive and sublime performance to North America. The spectacular crowd-surfing queen of song creates an unforgettable evening of exquisite music and mayhem. Prepare for Piazzolla tangos, Weill, Brecht, Brel, even Radiohead alongside original chansons. With Bowie and Pina Bausch as curators of her work Meow is an award-winning phenomenon, from Shanghai to the dives of Berlin, on London’s glittering West End, to Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House and last seen with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.
Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories could almost make you believe in fate.
With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as they are right there on the stage with the band — writing the songs, living the songs, performing the songs. It’s not uncommon for listeners to find themselves laughing, dancing, crying, or caught up in a good ol’ fashioned sing-along.
For the past 45 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. They are now back on the road with their farewell tour “One Last Time – Au Revoir!” Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. BeauSoleil’s distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass, captivating listeners from the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, to Carnegie Hall.
How perfect that we get to celebrate our season finale with one of our most popular artists from recent years, pianist Scott Bradlee’s ever-changing ensemble known as Postmodern Jukebox! PMJ have long since become a viral sensation, with what must be at least a zillion views. Taking current hits and rediscovering them in a variety of vintage styles, Postmodern Jukebox is a genre-busting, time-traveling musical experience which will transport you back in time while celebrating all that is new – just like FCA itself! Fan of Gorillaz? You’ll love them… Fan of Ella Fitzgerald? You’ll love them!! Bring your sweetheart, bring your grandma, bring your love of a million years, come celebrate with us!
Two great comic actors take the stage for an evening of songs from the Mad Men era.
Emmy-award winning actor Jane Lynch (Glee) joins with longtime friend and performing partner Kate Flannery (The Office) for this “uproarious display of song and comedy” originally kicked off at New York’s famed Café Carlyle. Backed by a jazz quartet led by Tony Guerrero, the set list for the evening is dotted with material that’ll make you crave a martini. Fun. Laughter. Music. This evening has it all, with two great stars who provide an entertaining and slightly twisted night of song and comedy. More anti-cabaret than cabaret, you'll never see anything like it!
Our intimate concert series debuts with singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Royal Wood. Royal ceaselessly continues to evolve and hone his musical craft – earning multiple JUNO Award nominations and the title of iTunes “Songwriter of the Year” along the way, as well as touring with Bonnie Raitt and David Gray.
Chris Thile is an absolute savant and mandolinist extraordinaire who's been a member of Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, and collaborated with dozens more. Could anything have more grandness or more intimacy, than having this great artist all to ourselves?