San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“Solas offers a compellingly original, strikingly contemporary view of traditional Celtic sounds.” —Los Angeles Times
Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band recording and touring in the US today. Fifteen years ago, in a manner befitting their name (Gaelic for "light”), Solas burst onto the Irish music scene and instantly became a beacon – an incandescent ensemble 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, Niamh Varian-Barry. 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.
When & Where
The Colonial Theatre
Built in 1914 and opened the following year, the historic The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH is reputedly the oldest continuously operating movie theatre in the country. Given new life in 2001 as a non-profit community cultural center presenting independent cinema, world class music and high quality family entertainment, the 300 seat The Colonial Theatre offers an intimate and authentic entertainment experience. Beer and wine are served at most age appropriate events and intermission with a cold beverage on our 1,400 square foot covered patio is what summer is all about. Come join us and be part of it!
The Colonial Theatre is owned and operated by The Friends of The Colonial, a 501(c)3 tax exempt, fiscally responsible non-profit corporation, managed and run by a volunteer Board of Directors and a professional staff. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.