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Lunasa still kickin’ it after all these years

If you are reading this column, you probably know who Lunasa is. Iconic in the tradition. One of the most popular groups of all time in trad, and rightly so. They are out with a new album—joined by The RTE Orchestra! Altan did an album like this last year. This one is better. Great to hear the symphonic treatment of some of the band’s favorite tunes, playing right along with the lads. Part of doing this is easy. Just get some charts done of old favs of the group, and plug in a terrific symphony thing. Voila! Bound to be great. Right? Maybe not. The trick is that the band itself approaches their old tunes with a freshness matching the orchestra, and so it is here. Up tempo and airs, all together. Lunasa still kickin’ it after all these years. This is a great piece of business. Altogether. New album available to buy at twitter @lunasaband

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