This is a past event.
When: Fri., Jan. 28, 8:30 p.m. 2011
Price: $26-28

Even after more than 15 years, it's still hard not to measure Solas against their elder kin, Cherish the Ladies, even if championship fiddler/ step dancer Winifred Horan only spent a few years with them. Horan left to form Solas in 1994 with multi-instrumentalist Seamus Eagan, who won the All-Ireland Championship on four different instruments by the age of 14. Their approach is not as traditional, rocking far harder and embracing contemporary pop both in sound and choice of reworked covers (Josh Ritter, Rickie Lee Jones, Dan Fogelberg) to abet originals and Celtic standards. They're not built for purists and are that much more interesting for it, finding a middle ground between then and now. —Chris Parker

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