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De Dannan

Tue. March 22nd 2016 8pm doors at 7pm @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages) 8pm doors at 7pm
$36 ($32 members)
Tickets at: The Rogue Folk Club, Rufus Guitar Shop, Highlife Records
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club, CelticFest Vancouver
Once described as "the Rolling Stones of Irish traditional music," the legendary group De Danann, returned to the festival stage in 2009 with a new album ‘Wonderwaltz’ and trips to Finland, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy and the USA. Founding member Alec Finn is joined by Eleanor Shanley (vocals), Derek Hickey (accordion), Brian McGrath (banjo/piano), Ronan O'Flaherty (fiddle) and Neill Lyons (bodhrán).

Famous for their cross cultural experiments they recorded Irish versions of The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’, Handel's ‘The Arrival of The Queen of Sheba’ which they called ‘The Arrival of The Queen of Sheba to Galway’. They also recorded Jewish Klezmer music with Andy Statman and made an album called ‘Half Set in Harlem’ featuring American Gospel singing. Their distinctive approach to the tradition both musically and vocally has been the cornerstone of Irish music for over two decades and is also evident on their latest album 'WonderWaltz'.

On ‘WonderWaltz’ De Danann succeed yet again in reaching a standard of excellence. The album captures the current climate of 'recession and depression' expressed succinctly in ‘Hard Station’, but offering hope in ‘Ireland’. We’re reminded of our true riches in the haunting melody of ‘Inis Oirr’ and all are woven beautifully together by the jigs and reels played skillfully by the musicians that are De Danann.

A co-production with CelticFest Vancouver.
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