RUNA returns to Peoples Bank Theatre

It’s a show and a tour that’ve been years in the making
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Published: Mar. 18, 2022 at 5:15 PM EDT
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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - A Philadelphia-based Celtic music group returns to the Peoples Bank Theatre this weekend. It’s a show and a tour that’ve been years in the making.

We spoke with Shannon Lambert-Ryan just hours before Runa hit the road for their 2022 winter tour.

She says that many of the group’s upcoming performances were originally planned in 2019.

After two years of cancelled shows and recording music remotely... Lambert-Ryan says the group is excited to be back on stage.

...and she says she’s excited to return to Marietta and to the Peoples Bank Theatre, a venue they’ve played multiple times.

“There are so many of those kinds of theaters across the country that have just, for a variety of reasons, not been able to be kept going or renovated in that way...” Lambert-Ryan says. “And so, when you see ones like these that have the original fire wall painted and everything... it’s just, you know, you walk in and there’s just a different magic that’s in the room.”

Lambert-Ryan says the band has also come up with a way to give back during their winter tour.

She invites audience members to bring a pair of new socks to Sunday’s performance.

According to Lambert-Ryan, socks are one of the most requested items by shelters.

Runa’s Rockin’ Sock Collection will partner with local organizations in each of the cities where the band plays.

She says socks donated at the Peoples Bank Theatre are going to Washington-Morgan Community Action.

The show is Sunday night at 7.

Tickets are available online, at

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