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Event Series Event Series: Reel March Madness

Runa—Celtic-American Roots

March 19, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

St. Patrick’s Room
6:30 doors/7:00 show


Acclaimed Celtic roots band, Runa, joins the Reel March Madness line up at the UICC as part of their west coast tour. Runa breathes fresh life into traditional Celtic music by digging into the songs and tunes to find the universal thread that binds past to present.

“Best of all, RUNA sounds like no one else!” – Travis Rogers, Jr., Music Life & Times

Celtic-American Roots music “super group”, RUNA, pushes the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on
traditional music.

Seeking to preserve and continue a traditional culture in a modern age, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individually established band members. Their strive for excellence and creativity blazes a trail for the future of folk music, earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation.

“Timeless and flawless…” – Jim Allford, PA Music Scene

The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and three Independent Music Awards including BestLIVE Album, Best World/Traditional Song, and Best Bluegrass Song.

Receiving international praise on both sides of the Atlantic, “TEN: The Errant Night”,
has been nominated for Best World/Traditional Song (“An Buachaillín Bán”) in the Independent
Music Awards!

“A magnificent musical opus….That RUNA has created something so beautiful during a period of great difficulty shows that our “better angels” can and must prevail.”
–Kabir Sehgal, Musician, Grammy-Award-winning Producer, New
York Best-Selling Author

“One of the best and inventive folk bands of this modern era!”
– London Celtic Punks

-“Genuine and with endless innovation…”
– John O’Brien, Jr.,
Ohio Irish American News / Artistic
Director of the Cleveland Irish Festival

Website: www.runamusic.com

Sock Drive at RUNA Show

RUNA has been doing an on-going sock collection campaign over the past three years and they are zeroing in on the 4,000 pair mark! With RUNA’s Rockin’ Sock Collection, they ask RUNAtics to bring pairs of brand new socks with them to the show. Socks will be donated to local shelters and organizations supporting families and individuals with housing insecurities and financial difficulties. Look out for a container by the merch table to drop your socks! Any socks are great! They just have to be brand new. Thank you in advance!


March 19, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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United Irish Cultural Center
2700 45th Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94116 United States
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(415) 661-2700
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