8:00pm | €25/23 |
8:00pm | €25/23 |
43rd Cork Folk Festival presents Ireland’s leading traditional band, Danú, in concert.
Hailing from Counties Waterford, Cork, Dublin and Donegal, 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). 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.
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.
Danú welcomed 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.
“A vibrant mix of virtuoisity, energy,and empathy” Washington Post
“Fierce fiddle reels to pensive ballads” The New York Times
Cork Folk Festival
The 43rd Cork Folk Festival returns to Triskel Arts Centre with an impressive line-up for 2022.
Fri 30 Sept – Matt Molloy & Sean Keane and Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman
Sat 1 Oct – Frankie Gavin
Sat 1 Oct – Danú
Sun 2 Oct – Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Mark Redmond & Cormac De Barra