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Solas is the most important Irish music band based in the United States. The group plays fiery instrumental medleys for which they've become famous, as well as evocative songs. 

In September 2005, Solas performed a very special 10th anniversary concert in Philadelphia, proving that even after a decade, they are still as fresh and edgy as ever. 2006's live CD release, Reunion: A Decade of Solas, vividly captured what many described as a once-in-a-lifetime show.

Singing lead for Solas now is Deirdre Scanlan, replacing Karan Casey who left to pursue a solo career. From Nenagh, County Tipperary, Deirdre is an All-Ireland champion vocalist whose solo debut in 1999, Speak Softly, confirmed her status as one of Ireland's most accomplished singers.

The remaining members of Solas represent musical talent unrivaled in either America or Ireland today.

Born in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, Seamus Egan won All-Ireland championships on flute, tin whistle, mandolin, and banjo—an unprecedented feat—and more recently wrote a score for the Irish stage show Dancing on Dangerous Ground.

New York fiddler Winifred Horan is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and was a member of both Cherish the Ladies and the Sharon Shannon Band.

Dublin guitarist/singer John Doyle performed previously with Susan McKeown, and the Chanting House, and has recorded with Eileen lvers, James Keane, and Liz Carroll.

From Callan, County Kilkenny, Mick McAuley plays button accordion, concertina, low whistle, and also sings for Solas, whom he joined in 1997 after touring and recording with Niamh Parsons and Ron Kavana.


Discography:
 

Solas (Shanachie, 1996)

Sunny Spells & Scattered Showers (Shanachie, 1997)

The Words That Remain (Shanachie, 1998).

The Hour Before Dawn (Shanachie, 2000)

Waiting for an Echo (Shanachie, 2005)

Reunion (Shanachie, 2006)


Similar Music:
 
Irish, Celtic