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Yungchen Lhamo & Dónal Lunny

Yungchen Lhamo & Dónal Lunny (Tibet / Ireland)

Yungchen Lhamo, the foremost healing voice of Tibet meets Dónal Lunny, one of the true innovators of Irish traditional music. An exceptional duo heading for a European tour.

Line Up:

Yungchen Lhamo - vocals
Dónal Lunny - Irish bouzouki, guitar

Also available: Yungchen Lhamo solo

On Stage: 2
Travel party: 3


Yungchen Lhamo:
Since her pilgrimage on foot from her beloved homeland of Tibet, Yungchen Lhamo has emerged as the world's leading Tibetan vocalist. Her haunting performances have enchanted audiences in more than 70 countries and have garnered critical praise worldwide. Her music has been described as "brilliant" (The New Yorker), "sublime" (Rolling Stone), and "spine-tingling" (The Times, London); she has been called "angel-voiced" (Newsweek) and praised for her "pristine, gliding vocal lines" (The New York Times). Having recently returned from another extended pilgrimage, Yungchen is now back on the world stage, and audiences can revel in her music once again. Through her arresting songs - which explore Buddhist themes of spiritual pilgrimage, soul searching, and a delight in the natural environment as well as peace, forgiveness, and finding one's own beliefs - she hopes to share Tibet’s rich cultural heritage and the innate grace and goodness of the Tibetan people with the rest of the world.

Dónal Lunny:
Considered to be one of the more influential people in the renaissance of Irish music since the '70's, Donal Lunny has been involved in Irish music all of his life. Born in Tullamore, grew up in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, studied graphic design in the National College of Art and Design. Was founding member of several important bands - Planxty, Bothy Band, Moving Hearts - has produced some of the most important albums of the traditional music revival since the '70s. Has written music for many films and theatre productions. Received an Honorary Doctorate in Music from Trinity College in '08, and is a member of Aosdóna.


Yungchen Lhamo:
1995 Tibetan Prayer - Independent
1996 Tibet Tibet - Caroline
1998 Coming Home - Real World
2006 Ama - Real World

Dónal Lunny:
1998 Coolfin (solo album)
Plus numerous albums with Planxty, Christy Moore, Bothy Band, Moving Hearts, Mozaik, Soul Flower Union, Jimmy McCarthy.

YouTube Videos:

"Blacksmith" Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny (2009)

"Plains of Kildare" Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny (2009)

Yungchen Lhamo live at Dún Laoghaire (2011)

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