Roots Roadshow Featuring Danú
Hailing from County Waterford, Kerry, Dublin, and Donegal 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 Irish music and new repertoire. For over a decade, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki, and vocals (in Irish and English) have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums. Their live DVD, One Night Stand, was filmed at Vicar St., Dublin. Winners of numerous awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú has toured throughout Europe and North America with stops at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Symphony Space in New York City. Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native land, offering a moving and memorable concert experience. Their popular recordings are available on the Shanachie label, and live performances are often broadcast on NPR, the CBC, and the BBC.
Among its many projects, the American Roots Music Program produces concerts, hosts visiting artists, and designs and implements symposiums and seminars. Also, using a broader definition of the term "roots," the program examines the core of what it means to be a musician in all idioms and contemplates the roots of our Western musical traditions, ranging from Bach to traditional African music. The artistic director for the American Roots Music Program is Matt Glaser, who served as chair of Berklee's String Department for 28 years.