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Sensational Celtic Band Performs April 25 at Diana Wortham Theatre

ASHEVILLE NC – Known for its intense drive and top-notch technical skill, Comas performs at Diana Wortham Theatre on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 8:00p.m. With a name meaning “power” in Gaelic and a sound influenced by its members’ diverse musical backgrounds, the band forges a unique blend of traditional Irish music and lively original compositions. Eleanor Robinson of the Celtic Roots Festival attests, “There are many great musicians and then there are Masters of their instrument. Comas are Masters.” Comas’s performance at Diana Wortham Theatre is presented in partnership with The Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College.

Hailed by The Irish Post as “one of Europe’s most sensational Celtic bands,” Comas’s four members come from diverse cultural backgrounds (Ireland, Brittany, United States, and Belgium), some of the most exciting musicians of their generation and each having toured individually before coming together in 2003. Within months of Comas’ formation, the group was playing major festivals across Europe. Irish writer and singer Tom Acton describes Comas as “a band firmly rooted in Irish music, but with enough space to allow in original compositions. [Being] Open to new influences but with a respectful eye on the past is what brings Comas to the forefront of what traditional music is about today.”

Comas’s Asheville performance is presented in partnership with The Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College and is made possible by Celtic Series Sponsors Don & Nancy Ackermann Cole, with additional support from Media Sponsor WNCW 88.7FM.

The Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place is located in the same complex as the Asheville Art Museum and the Colburn Earth Science Museum and is within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. The intimate theatre seats just over 500 and boasts exceptional acoustics and sightlines, making it the premier performance space in all of Western North Carolina. The Mainstage Series is supported by a grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency. The Mainstage Series 2012/2013 Season Sponsors are the Asheville Citizen-Times, Creative Energy, Laurey’s Catering and Gourmet-to-go, the North Carolina Arts Council, and Asheville Renaissance Hotel. To obtain more information on the Mainstage Series or to purchase tickets, call the theatre’s box office at (828) 257-4530 or visit www.dwtheatre.com.

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