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Solas

Since the band's birth in 1996, Solas has been loudly proclaimed the most popular, influential and exciting Celtic band to ever emerge from the United States. Even before the release of their self-titled debut The Boston Herald trumpeted Solas as "the first truly great Irish band to arise from America." The Irish Echo ranked Solas among "the most exciting bands anywhere in the world." Since its inception the band has continually pushed the envelope and charted new territory for Celtic music and wholly established themselves as the most pioneering Celtic band of their time. And in the past ten years their infectious energy and sound has caught the attention of listeners and fans worldwide.


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Solas will celebrate their first decade by announcing their signing to the burgeoning and award-winning roots music label Compass Records and their imminent duo DVD & CD release; Reunion: A Decade of Solas. Capturing a magical evening and reunion in Philadelphia by all of their members, present and past, this vivid, artistic and candid film gives their fans an all access look into the band's world. An accompanying CD features live performances of a wide selection of music from their very first release through today. In addition, guest musicians Chico Huff, Ben Wittman, John Anthony, Michael Aharon and singer songwriter Anjte Duvekot join Solas on this exciting recording.

During the last decade, Seamus Egan (multi-instrumentalist: flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistle, guitar and bodhran) and Winifred Horan (fiddle and vocals) have anchored the band's sound and directed it through its various configurations. Throughout its existence, Solas has persistently delivered the qualities that distinguish it from any other band: relentless energy and uncompromised stellar musicianship. The first seeds of Solas featured the acclaimed Karan Casey (vocals) and John Doyle (guitars), and later John Williams and Donal Clancy.  And the current lineup features Deirdre Scanlon (vocals), Mick McAuley (button accordion), Eamon McElholm (guitar & keyboard), Egan and Horan.

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Set List from the Show

Shola Na nGamhna / Wiggly Jigs
Gossip's
Silver Dagger
Highlands of Holland
Bobby Caseys
On A Sea of Fleur de Lis
Lowground
Leslie's

Daisy in December
Coconut Dog
Black Annis
Ballerina Jig
What's Up With Win/Sonny Brogan's/Cahal's Jig
Ploughman
Bird in the Tree

Encore:
Reasonland
Flowing Bowl






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