We’d seen Lunasa perform several times before, usually at either the Towne Crier or the University of Hartford, but this was our first time seeing them at the Iron Horse. Given how much we usually enjoy their concerts, we were expecting another great show, and we weren’t disappointed. The boys were in great form, and played for about two hours all told. Many of the tunes were from their new album, Sé, which I haven’t picked up yet (largely because of the bounty of new trad CDs Jenn brought me back from Ireland a couple of weeks ago), and the new material sounded good. I’d been looking forward to seeing how the band’s newest member, guitarist Paul Meehan, would fit in, and I’m happy to say that he did a fine job. Of course, it being a Lunasa show, Kevin Crawford’s wit was one of the highlights of the evening, and he was in rare form, even for him.
All in all, it was a really excellent show and a very fun time. I’ll definitely be looking forward to my next chance to see them play, though I’ll be hoping that next time I won’t have to suffer through the Iron Horse’s poor excuse for a menu to do it.