Thursday & Friday, March 13 & 14 at 8 pm at The Barns
Ticket Price:
$25 prime orchestra & balcony
$22 rear orchestra & side balcony

“One of the world’s finest Celtic-folk ensembles” (The Washington Post) presents a diverse repertoire of topical songs and treasured Irish classics like “The Wind that Shakes the Barley.”

  • Solas, whose name derives from the Gaelic word for “light,” has been brightening America’s Irish folk scene since the mid-1990s, when the group’s original members began performing together in Irish bars in New York City.
  • Shamrock City, the band’s latest album, is a multimedia project about immigrating to America that is “a deeply thoughtful, imaginative collection of songs which grapple with the wealth of ideas and emotions inherent in the immigrant journey, as well as the tales which get passed down through history” (
  • At any given Solas performance, you’ll no doubt hear timeless Celtic folk songs alongside the band’s modern originals like “Coconut Dog,” as well as politically inspired covers by artists like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits.
  • The current group consists of Seamus Egan (flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, tin whistle, low whistle, guitars, bodhran), Winifred Horan (violins, vocals), Mick McAuley (accordions, contertina, low whistle, vocals), Eamon McElholm (guitars, keyboards, vocals), and Niamh Varian-Barry (vocals).
  • “The music of Solas is always exciting perhaps because it’s constantly evolving.”—National Public Radio