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SOLAS’ FOR LOVE AND LAUGHTER

released  in the US/Canada
www.solasmusic.com www.compassrecords.com

“The finest Celtic ensemble this country has ever produced. - The Boston Globe

Nashville, TN (August 26 2008) - In a manner befitting their name (a Gaelic word meaning “light”), Solas burst onto the Irish music scene over a decade ago and almost instantly became a beacon - an incandescent ensemble that found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions without ever stooping to crossover clichĂ©s. Now, as Mairead Phelan, an exciting young singer from Kilkenny, steps up to lend her exquisite vocals to the existing line up of Seamus Egan (flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistle, guitar and bodhran), Winifred Horan (fiddle), Mick McAuley (accordion and concertina) and Eamon McElholm (guitar and keyboards), the band heads into their second decade of playing tight, fiery Irish music.

For Love and Laughter breaks fresh ground in duets with Canada’s folk phenoms The Dukhs and an inspired rendition of Rickie Lee Jones’s “Sailor Song”, while it offers the imaginative reinterpretations of traditional material that Solas has been playing to the delight of their fans worldwide.
Summer/Fall 08 Tour Dates

Aug 29 - 30 / Planet Arlington / Arlington, VA

Sept 6 - 7 / Virginia Irish Fest / Leesburg, VA

Sept 10 / Tupelo Music Hall / Londonderry, NH

Sept 13 - 14 / ICONS Festival / Boston

Sept 15 / Space / Hamden, CT

Sept 16 / Higher Ground Showcase Lounge / S. Burlington, VT

Sept 17 / Iron Horse Music Hall / Northampton

Sept 18 / The Egg / Albany, NY

Sept 19 / Towne Crier / Pawling, NY

Sept 20 / Sullivan Hall / NYC

Sept 21 / World Cafe Live / Philadelphia

Sept 23 / Anthology Lounge / San Diego

Sept 24 / El Rey Theater / Los Angeles

Sept 27 / KVMR Celtic Festival / Grass Valley, CA

Sept 28 / Crescent Elk Auditorium / Crescent City, CA

Sept 30 / Triple Door / Seattle

Oct 1 / Aladdin Theatre / Portland

Oct 4 / Lotus World Music Festival / Minneapolis

Oct 5 / Abbey Pub / Chicago

Oct 7 / The Ark / Ann Arbor

Oct 9 / St. Brendan’s Inn / Green Bay, WI

Oct 10 / Cedar Cultural Center / Minneapolis

Oct 25 / Perthshire Amber Festival / Perthshire, Scotland UK

Nov 1 / Liverpool Irish Festival / Liverpool, UK

For Further Information Contact:
Press & Promotion: Stephanie Fields
stephanie@compassrecords.com
www.compassrecords.com
www.myspace.com/compassrecords

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