Unforgettable Irish sextet Danú performs March 13

The popular traditional Irish band Danú against an Irish landscape, taken by Colm Henry.

The popular traditional Irish band Danú. (Colm Henry)

Danú, an Irish sextet hailed for “astonishing versatility and exuberance” (Geoff Wallis, Musical Traditions), performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Tickets cost $30 for the general public and $22 for seniors (65-plus) and students, and are available at batestickets.com. A limited number of free tickets for students and seniors (65-plus) become available after March 10 at bit.ly/oacbates.

For more information, please contact 207-786-6163 or olinarts@bates.edu.

Hailing from Ireland’s historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles. Their standing-room-only concerts are renowned for high energy and a glorious mix of ancient and new repertoire.

Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience. Their recordings are available on the Shanachie label and live performances are often broadcast on NPR, the CBC and the BBC.

Founded in 1995, Danú’s virtuoso players of flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and voice (Irish and English) have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums and a live DVD, One Night Stand.

Winners of numerous awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú has toured throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America.

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