Irish-American band Solas

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Quintessential Irish-American band Solas will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, in the Auditorium at Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., as part of the Jewel Box Series.

Formed in 1996, Solas celebrates 20 years of recording and traveling with “All These Years,” a new recording project and tour, which sees Solas reuniting with all members of the band, past and present.

Anchored by founding members Seamus Egan (flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistles, guitars, bodhran) and Winifred Horan (violins, vocals), Solas also includes longtime members Eamon McElholm (guitars, keyboards, vocals) and Mick McAuley (button accordion, vocals), and newest member Moira Smiley (vocals, banjo).

This performance is a part of the Jewel Box Series, an eight-concert professional performing arts series presented by Northeastern’s Office of Cultural Events.

Tickets are $25, $17.50 and $5 and can be purchased at or by calling (773) 442-4636. Complimentary parking will be available in Lot F and on levels 4 and 5 of the Parking Facility.