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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Weis Center: Traditional Irish Ensemble Danú to be Featured

Danú will present traditional music of Ireland in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.

Patrons can enjoy free pre-performance music from Bucknell Music Department students from 6:45-7:15 p.m. in the Atrium.

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. 2020 marks Danú’s 25th anniversary.

Their standing-room-only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

For two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals (Irish and English), have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums.

The ensemble includes: Nell Ní Chróinín on Lead Vocals, Flute & Whistles, Benny McCarthy  on Button Accordion, Oisin McAuley on Fiddle and Backing Vocals, Éamon Doorley on The Irish Bouzouki, Ivan Goff on Uilleann Pipes, Flute and Whistles, Tony Byrne on Guitar and Backing Vocals, and Billy Sutton on Bodhran (Irish Drum) and Mandolin.

Their live DVD, One Night Stand, was filmed at Vicar St. Dublin. Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience. 

Winners of numerous awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú has toured throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North America with stops at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in New York City, and major concert engagements in the United Kingdom, India, Israel, and across Europe.

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

The performance is sponsored, in part, by RiverWoods and Backyard Broadcasting.

Tickets for the Weis Center performance are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors 62+, $20 for youth 18 and under, $20 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $20 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

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