Award-Winning Irish Ensemble Returns to Walton Arts Center
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, November 14, 2017 – Traditional Irish ensemble, Danú, will perform A Christmas Gathering: ‘Féile na Nollag’ at Walton Arts Center on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2017 at 7 pm. Two local groups, The Link Ensemble and Rince Arkansas Academy of Irish Dance, will perform on-stage with Danú.
Tickets start at $15 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.
Hailing from Waterford, Dublin, Donegal and Cork counties in Ireland, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing-room-only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Celtic music and new repertoire.
This performance will feature a sampling of songs, music and stories that have emerged from Christmas celebrations held across Ireland for hundreds of years. 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. 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.
Danú will be joined on stage by Rince Arkansas Academy of Irish Dance and The Link Ensemble, a 16-member professional vocal ensemble based in Northwest Arkansas and founded by Stephen Caldwell, director of choral activities at the University of Arkansas.
“...impressive, immersive and uniquely and unmistakably Irish” − Strings Magazine
“…a vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy, and empathy” − The Washington Post
Danú last performed at Walton Arts Center during the 2015-16 season as part of the 10x10 Arts Series.