Celtic for "light", Solas is a one of a kind Celtic folk group that stands head and shoulders among
the rest, and now is your chance to see them perform live at their next show! Solas has been making waves on the music scene
for over a decade now, and with the solid reviews that each and every one of their albums receive, it would be an astute observation
in saying that they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. So if your life is in dire need of musical rejuvenation, then
you definitely can't go wrong with the fantastic musical journey that Solas will undoubtedly take you on should you be in
the audience at their next show. You won't want to miss out on Solas perform live, so make sure that you've got your tickets
from StubHub before they sell out!
About The Band
Solas was formed by Seamus Egan in 1994 when he met
with Winifred Horan (fiddle) and John Doyle (guitar) who would prove to be the initial foundation of the group over the coming
years. The trio of artists took their music to Irish bars all around New York City until they met up with the the last two
pieces of the Solas puzzle: John Williams (accordion) and Karan Casey (vocals). In less than a year the group was signed to
a label and began work on their debut album which would be released in 1996. The album was a huge success, and with help from
radio programs the group became a well known musical force on the scene. Their follow up album, "Sunny Spells and Scattered
Showers", won critical praise from critics and audiences alike, cementing their spot as the go-to Celtic folk group in the
country. While the lineup has changed a fair bit throughout the years, Seamus Egan and Winifred Horan still reside in the
group, keeping their core sound and feel alive nonetheless.
Ever since the release
of their self-titled debut album, Solas has been one of the most talented and popular Celtic folk groups in the entire United
States. This was mostly due to the amazing performances, song writing, instrumentation, and solid production values that went
into every single track on their debut album, but the group was also aided by appearing on popular radio programs. It wasn't
long after the made appearances on the radio programs A Prairie Home Companion as well as Mountain Stage that Solas received
massive public attention, making them a hot commodity on the live music scene and a huge draw for fans of their particular
style of music. They truly rose through the ranks of popularity with a sudden speed that many artists try to attain, and Solas
continues to raise the expectations that their fans have of them through their music with every subsequent show and release.
While Solas are most well known for their talented musical inclinations towards traditional Irish
folk music, there was a point when the group was leaning towards more of a pop oriented feel with their music. Founding member
Seamus Egan had been writing new material for their fourth album, but was beginning to move away from the Irish and Celtic
feel that they were known for and started to experiment with music that had more of a pop sensibility than anything else.
It's worth noting that while experimenting with new styles of music that Seamus had written a song called "I Will Remember
You" for a movie soundtrack, with the song later becoming a hit single for Sarah Mclachlan. In fact, by the late 90's and
with their fourth album, "The Hour Before Dawn", the group had been experimenting with pop melodies and a new age feel. While
they have reverted back to their popular Irish Folk style of music, the group continues to push itself and the boundaries
of Celtic music as much as they can will still retaining their core Irish feeling. With most of their music they don't stray
too far into foreign territories, but every now and then you can find a bit of a country folk vibe coming off from their music.
But no matter what style Solas decides to incorporate into their growing music, they never fail to give the listener a great
There's no denying the fun and exhilarating atmosphere that has become one of the
many reasons that Solas has become such a sensation. With the group touring all across the country as often as possible for
their growing legions of fans, one might expect them to slow down or take it easy at a show every once in a while. But that
is never the case for this Irish folk band, as they bring their A game to each and every one of their shows that they perform.
And while listening to the group from home or in your car is a great way to hear some fantastic music, there's no competition
when it comes to seeing them perform live! There's simply an energy and on-stage presence that accompanies Solas at their
shows that continues to draw in music loving people from all over to be a part of the audience.