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LUAR NA LUBRE’s Concerts in the UK
28 Jan - 31 Jan|
London and Glasgow|
Galician legends Luar na Lubre (Moonlight of the Magic Forest), fêted as one of the seminal bands in their home region’s Celtic revival, is still led by founder Bieito Romero, their seven-piece line-up includes bagpipes, accordion, fiddle, flutes, guitar, percussion and vocals.
Galicia’s leading Celtic band celebrates 30 years with a concert in London’s Rich Mix and a performance in Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections.
The band rose to international fame when Mike Oldfield used their song O son do ar on his 1996 Voyager album and his Tubular Bells III album featured Luar Na Lubre’s then vocalist and they toured with him as support band.
Luar Na Lubre’s music is suggestive and atmospheric as well as rhythmic and dance-inducing with flying melodies led on Galician bagpipes, flutes, and fiddle. They have been significant in the Celtic revival in Galicia, demonstrating the very obvious cultural connections between northwest Spain and Ireland.
Rich Mix, London – 28 Jan, 7.30 pm
Celtic Connections, Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow – 31 Jan, 8.00 pm