Hylton Performing Arts Center Presents the Authentic Irish Band DANÚ

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Provided by George Mason University

(Photo Credit: Hylton Performing Arts Center)

(Photo Credit: Hylton Performing Arts Center)

High-spirited Celtic music comes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center as the traditional Irish band Danú presents “St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.” Music is an essential part of the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, and this performance brings the tradition and passion of Irish music in an upbeat celebration of the Emerald Isle. Danú performs at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 18, 2016, at 8:00 p. m.

Nell Ní Chróinín joins Danú as the lead vocalist for her first U.S. tour with the band. An award-winning singer, Ní Chróinín joined the group in January. She is regarded as one of the top Irish language singers performing today and is a regular guest on TG4-Irish Television. Her multiple awards include TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year 2012 and the prestigious Oireactas ‘Corn Uí Riada’ award in 2014. For this U.S. tour, Danú also welcomes special guest piper Ivan Goff, best known for performing with the popular “Riverdance.”

This concert honors the rich musical tradition of Ireland with a mixed performance of high-energy contemporary Celtic beats blended with the well-known traditional Irish jigs. “St. Patrick’s Day Celebration” takes audiences on a musical journey through Ireland. PWL With pieces in both English and Irish, this performance transports audiences across time and oceans to experience the best in Irish music.

Hailing from Ireland’s historic County Waterford, Danú has built a massive fan base worldwide due to its ebullient performances and mastery of traditional Celtic instruments. Loyal fans around the world enjoy the virtuosity of the ensemble performing traditional Celtic instruments such as fiddle, tin whistle, flute, button accordion, percussion and bouzouki. The talented instrumentalists are combined with captivating vocalists and top-notch Celtic dancers to create an unforgettable performance. The recipient of numerous BBC and Irish Music Magazine awards, Danú has performed for audiences throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America at venues such as the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in New York City and major concert engagements in the United Kingdom, India and Israel. The band has released eight recordings and its live performances are often broadcast on NPR, the CBC and the BBC. The band’s live DVD, “One Night Stand,” was filmed at Vicar St. Dublin.

A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, will be held 45 minutes prior to the performance in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Novant Health is the 2015-2016 Hylton Presents Season Sponsor.

Ticket Information: Tickets for Danú: “St. Patrick’s Day Celebration” are $50, $43 and $30 per person. Tickets are available at the Hylton Performing Arts Center ticket office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or online at HyltonCenter.org. The Hylton Performing Arts Center is located on George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus at 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, Va., 20110. Ticket office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m. and Thursday, 10:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m. Free parking is available in the lot next to the Hylton Center.

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