Concert archief

Stichting Folk Groningen - Concert archief
datum zondag 7 april 2019
plaats De Oosterpoort
aanvang 20.30
entree 18,00
extra info

Het Ierse Danú hoort al weer enkele jaren tot          de toonaangevende traditional bands van Ierland en dat wil wat zeggen in een land met zo’n omvangrijke en diverse muziekscene. De bandleden komen uit Waterford, Cork, Dublin en Donegal en verenigen zo de verschillende stijlen en tradities uit de vier hoeken van dit veelzijdige en muzikale land. Behalve de op fiddle, trekharmonica en uillean pipes virtuoos gespeelde danstunes hoor je ook prachtige in het Gaelic gezongen liedjes van zangeres en fluitspeelster Nell Ní Chróinín. Danú voegt met deze nieuwe bezetting een nieuw hoofdstuk toe aan hun toch al indrukwekkende twintigjarige geschiedenis!


Danú-A band making great music since 1995

Hailing from Counties Waterford, Cork,Dublin and Donegal in Ireland, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. The band formed in 1995 as part of Irelands delegation to Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival in Brittany, France (an annual event that is the biggest gathering of celtic nations in the world). The debut album simply entitled 'Danú' was released by the band in 1997 to huge critical acclaim and in 1999 Danú signed a multi-album record deal with the US based recording label Shanachie Entertainment with whom they subsequently released five albums and a live DVD internationally between 2000 and 2006. Over the past few years Danú has added three independent releases to their discography (See below).

For over 2 decades Danú's virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (Irish and English) have delighted audiences worldwide. Winners of numerous awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú has toured throughout Europe and North America with stops at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Symphony Space in New York City. Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience.

Danú welcomes star vocalist Nell Ní Chróinín into the fold in 2016 marking the beginning of an exciting new chapter in the band's legacy. Nell's multiple awards include TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year 2012 and she was also the winner of the prestigious Oireactas 'Corn Uí Riada' award in 2014.

Danú's live performances are often broadcast on RTE, TG4, BBC, NPR and CBC.