World-renowned Irish band Danú is coming to the Ordway on the last stop of its U.S. tour.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the band's traditional Irish music, which combines the sounds of tin whistle, fiddle, flute, bouzouki, button accordion, and vocals.
Danú musicians come from across Ireland, including counties Waterford, Cork, Dublin, and Donegal.
The music of Danú “reaches from fierce fiddle reels to pensive ballads” (The New York Times) and “stirs the blood and lifts the heart” (Irish Music Magazine).
The Ordway show will be on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7:30 PM. Don’t miss it.
Award-winning traditional Irish music
Danú formed in 1995 and the band has been making music ever since. Their critically-acclaimed debut album was released in 1997 and they’ve made nine additional albums.
Their most recent album, Ten Thousand Miles, was released in 2018.
Danú has won awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine and toured across North America and Europe. They’ve even performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. You might have caught their live performances on NPR or the BBC.
In 2016, star vocalist Nell Ní Chróinín joined the band. She won the TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year 2012 and the Oireactas "Corn Uí Riada" award in 2014.
Hands-on music workshops with Danú & the Center for Irish Music
The Ordway is partnering with the St. Paul-based Center for Irish Music to offer two fantastic workshop opportunities with Danú.
On Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 pm, don’t miss Meet & Learn a Few Tunes with Danú. Bring your own traditional Irish instruments and play along.
Also at 6:30 pm on Thursday, March 19th, you can meet Danú star vocalist Nell Ní Chróinín and learn some of her songs at the Nell Ní Chróinín Song Workshop.
Where to get tickets
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with the “impressive, immersive and uniquely and unmistakably Irish” (Strings Magazine) music of Danú?
Tickets prices range from $32 to $42 and can be purchased through the Ordway’s website or at the Ordway Box Office at 345 Washington Street in St. Paul.