MSU Riley Center presents Danú

Staff Writer

The Mississippi State University Riley Center will present Irish ensemble Danú at 7:30 p.m. on March 13 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

“They are a traditional Irish ensemble and do traditional Irish music,” box office manager Darron Radcliff said. “They’ll do Irish music, a little bit of Irish dance and all of that good stuff in line for St. Patrick’s Day.”

According to the Riley Center website, Danú is one of today’s leading traditional Irish ensembles made of four Irishmen. The group formed,in 1995, and band has been winning awards ever since for its sometimes lively, sometimes haunting explorations of Irish music. The band has released eight albums and a live-performance DVD, all featuring virtuoso players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, and other traditional instruments. In 2016, the band added the young Irish singer Nell Ní Chróinín, winner of several traditional Irish singing competitions.

Danú is recommended for fans of The Dubliners, The Cheiftains and Dropkick Murphys.

“We strategically planned this show for before St. Patrick’s Day instead of after so having it the week of St. Patrick’s day will add a little kick to the performance,” Radcliff said. The Riley Center is located at 2200 5th St. in downtown Meridian.

Tickets for the performance are available for $29 and $35 at the Riley Center box office, online and or by calling (601) 696-2200.