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RUNA to headline Tara Feis Irish Celebration

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah's Emmet Park will be transformed into a vision of the Emerald Isle during the city of Savannah's Tara Feis Irish Celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 9. Renowned Irish band RUNA will headline the event.

RUNA's lineup features vocalist and step-dancer Shannon Lambert of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist Fionan de Barra, Cheryl Prashkey of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley on mandolin, vocals bodhran, and step-dancing, and Tomoko Omura of Japan on fiddle.

The band, which draws on the diverse musical background of its members, performs traditional and more recently composed Celtic material.

"We are thrilled and honored to perform at the Tara Feis and to be part of one of the largest St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the country!  Savannah is one of our favorite cities in the whole world!!!  We are so excited to play in a city with such an incredible history and so rich in Irish culture!  We should feel right at home!",  said band member Shannon Lambert-Ryan in a press release.

The non-alcoholic event geared towards families and children is free and open to the public. For more information, call 912.651.6417 or visit www.savannahga.gov/arts

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