- Dec. 3, 2016, 8:00 pm US/Central
- Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium
- Tickets: $35/$18 for ages 18 and under
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On-line ticketing for this event is available until noon on Friday, December 2.
“… a vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy, and empathy” – The Washington Post
“… (Danu) stirs the blood and lifts the heart.” – Irish Music Magazine
“…fierce fiddle reels to pensive ballads.” – The New York Times
“Compellingly original” – The Los Angeles Times
The acclaimed Irish ensemble, Danu, brings the music, dance and storytelling traditions of an Irish Christmas to Fermilab with ‘Feile na Nollag’ (A Christmas Gathering). Christmas in Ireland is one of the most important holidays for families and friends, as many Irish people living abroad come home to gather in celebration. Local community choirs singing traditional songs for Christmas and Wrens Day are a common sight throughout Ireland each December. Music and dance gatherings, in communities both urban and rural, have often combined for generations to offer a great variety of songs, music, and stories for the holidays.
Danu’s Christmas Gathering offers a taste of these extraordinary events, which have been held across Ireland for hundreds of years. Celtic music lovers around the globe have been thrilled by their virtuoso players on fiddle, flutes, button accordion, percussion and the gorgeous voice of Nell Ni Chroinin along with top notch guest dancers. Winners of major awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danu returns to the US in December with a new celebration of Christmas and Wrens Day from their homeland.