CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Sunday, April
PUTNEY RUNA - Celtic-American Roots Music Quintet (presented by Next Stage Arts and Twilight Music): Celebrating 14 years together as a band, RUNA pushes the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco, and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. One of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individually established band members. Vocalist and step-dancer Shannon Lambert-Ryan and fiddler Jake James are from the US; Grammy-award nominated guitarist Fionan de Barra are from Ireland; percussionist Cheryl Prashker and mandolinist and vocalist Tom Fitzgerald are from Canada. Together they preserve a traditional culture in a modern age while blazing a trail for the future of folk music. 7 p.m. RUNA has been honored internationally, winning "Top Group" and "Top Traditional Group" in the Irish Music Awards and three Independent Music Awards including "Best Live Album," "Best World/Traditional Song," "Best Bluegrass Song." Beer, wine, cocktail cash bar. $22 in advance, $25 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO West Coast Swing: West Coast Swing Intermediate Lesson, Nightclub 2-Step Introductory Lesson, Open Dance. 3 p.m: West Coast Swing Intermediate Lesson. 4 p.m: Nightclub 2-Step Lesson. 5-7 p.m. Open Dance. All this takes place in Thomas Hall. Free parking. $10 Open Dance, $20 Lessons and Dance. Winston Prouty Campus, 209 Austine Dr. Information: More info: Text Bonnie at 802-249-8646.