St Patrick’s Day merriment is traditionally a lively, boisterous affair with unreserved behavior . . . and unreserved seats. Keep the camaraderie and celebration but leave the “ . . . unbridled vitality” (according to The New York Times) to the band this year when you take your seat at Mount Baker Theatre for Solas on March 17.
Described by The Boston Globe as “the finest Celtic ensemble this country has ever produced,” Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band recording and touring in the US today. After 20 years together, the musicians of Solas show no sign of slowing down and are celebrating their history with a new album, ALL THESE YEARS, released February 19.
Solas’ 20th Anniversary Project celebrates their remarkable past while demonstrating why they continue to be one of the most popular, influential, and exciting bands ever to emerge over the past two decades. They are bringing the history and passion to Mount Baker Theatre stage on this special St. Patrick’s Day engagement.
Gaelic for “light,” Solas has been a beacon on the Irish music scene, “an incandescent ensemble” (The New York Times) that found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions without ever stooping to clichés. Anchored by founding members Seamus Egan (flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistles, guitars, bodhran) and Winifred Horan (violins, vocals), Solas is rounded out by Mick McAuley (accordians, low whistle, concertina, vocals), Eamon McElholm (guitars, keyboards, vocals), and newest member and lead singer, Norianna Kennedy.
Through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals and covers, and unparalleled musicianship, Solas continues to define the path for the Celtic music world and drive the genre forward.
Claim your seat at Mount Baker Theatre for musical mastery and sprightly celebration—and perhaps an in-Theatre Guinness if you’re so inclined—St. Patrick’s night, March 17. Tickets $20 – $39, available at 360-734-6080 or MountBakerTheatre.com.