Friday, March 20


Music & Movement Series, Ordway Concert Hall

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 Ireland’s delegation to Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival in Brittany, France (an annual event that is the biggest gathering of Celtic nations in the world). Their self-titled debut album was released 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.

For over two 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.

In 2016, Danú welcomed star vocalist Nell Ní Chróinín into the fold, 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 the prestigious Oireactas ‘Corn Uí Riada’ award in 2014.


Community Engagement Spotlight

Join us and our partners at the Center for Irish Music to learn a few tunes with band members from Danú or meet star vocalist Nell Ní Chróinín to learn some songs from her repertoire! Find out more about these two workshop opportunities >


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