One of Ireland’s most cherished Irish folk bands and among the leaders of the new traditionalist movement in Celtic music, Danú has been thrilling audiences with their instrumental virtuosity and powerfully emotive ballads for close to 20 years. In this concert, Danú is joined by renowned piper Ivan Goff (pictured).
Based in the city of Waterford (Dungarvan Co.), the talented septet (along with kindred spirits like Lúnasa and Dervish) has successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy, traditional roots while keeping a modern, youthful sensibility. The band has released seven records since forming in 1994, and has been voted Best Overall Traditional Act by Dublin’s magazine Irish Music, as well as getting voted Best Traditional Group twice in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Danú is comprised of founding members Benny McCarthy (accordion), Dónal Clancy (guitar) and Donnchadh Gough (bodhran, uillean pipes), Tom Doorley (flute), Oisín McAuley (fiddle) and Éamon Doorley (bouzouki). In 2016 they also added award-winning vocalist Nell Ní Chróinín to their star-studded line-up. Just this past year, Danu released Buan, a rousing new collection of reels, jigs and ballads that was awarded a swooning 4 star review in the Irish Times.
“…a vibrant mix of virtuosity, empathy and energy” – Washington Post
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Due to the level of amplification in this concert, the curtain may be closed for acoustical purposes.
Danu Photo Credit: John Kelly
Ivan Goff Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes