great night's entertainment at HQ (Dublin) on Friday, 23 May,
when DANÚ played to a packed house.
of Best Live Act at last year's Irish Music Awards,
the group are just back from Canada, but looking fresh and playing
brilliantly! These guys love what they do - and all seven of them
are SO talented - tight ensemble arrangements, flashing fingerwork,
and support chording always blended perfectly with the melody
had reels and jigs that had the crowd stamping and cheering, songs
in both Irish and English, and a 'fantasmagorical' (!) solo on
the bodhrán (what is it about the bodhrán that touches something
so primitive in us?). I'd have loved a few more slow airs, but
the audience wanted the pulse of the dance tunes, and, with bouzouki,
accordion, flute, fiddle, bodhrán, uileann pipes and guitar, that's
what Danú gave them.
Nora Uí Duíbhír, 2001