Since its birth in 1996, Solas has been loudly proclaimed as the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic band to ever emerge from the United States. The Solas sound through the years has been anchored by founder Seamus Egan, who plays flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistle, guitar and bodhran. The band’s sophomore effort, Sunny Spells And Scattered Showers was driven by vocalist Karan Casey and is a shining example of why Solas has been so great for so long. Although Solas can play undiluted traditional Irish music as well as anyone alive or departed, they are always varying the mix of fire tested tradition and contemporary sensibility with an ease and naturalness that is as astonishing as their overwhelming musicianship. The internationally acclaimed supergroup has not only captured the hearts and ears of Irish music fans, but fans all around the globe with their blend of Celtic traditional, folk and country melodies, bluesy sometimes jazz-inspired improvisations and global rhythms.