Danú's Irish Christmas8pm, SaturdayDecember 20th '08St. James Hall3214 West 10th Avenue
at Trutch St. in Kitsilano
The acclaimed Irish ensemble Danú celebrates a traditional Irish Christmas with An Nollaig in Éirinn. Celtic music lovers around the globe have been thrilled by the ensemble's virtuoso players on fiddle, flutes, button accordion, percussion and the gorgeous voice of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Winner of major awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú returns to the US in December 2009 with special guests and a glorious celebration of Christmas from their homeland.
In Ireland, the festival of Christmas has for centuries been celebrated by traditional Irish music and song. There are many musical tributes that pay homage to early Irish traditions such as The Laden Table, placing a candle in a window, and touring from house to house on St.Stephen's Day. Adding another dimension to this beautiful program, Danú has also created a set of songs to be performed in each community with a local choir. An Nollaig in Éirinn is a Celtic music celebration that warms the heart.