The Weis Center for the Performing Arts will present two Irish ensembles in March: Danu on Friday, March 3 and Trinity Irish Dance Company on Friday, March 24; both performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
The Danu performance is sponsored, in part, by Asbury Riverwoods. The Lewisburg Children’s Museum will offer free pre-performance activities from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the Atrium. Activities will include three crafts: Tie-dye shamrocks, Beaded Shamrocks and Celtic Heart Knots.
The Trinity Irish Dance performance is sponsored, in part, by Karl Voss and Chanin Wendling and family. Bluebird Atelier will offer free pre-performance activities from 6:30-7:15 in the Atrium. Activities will include: decorating a Celtic knot necklace and a dancing jointed paper doll.
Hailing from historic County Waterford, Ireland, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. The group’s 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 two decades, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals (Irish and English) have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums. Their live DVD, One Night Stand, was filmed at Vicar Street in Dublin. Winners of numerous awards from the BBC and Irish Music Magazine, Danú has toured throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America with stops at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in New York City, along with major concert engagements in the United Kingdom, India, Israel and across Europe. Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience. The group’s popular recordings are available on the Shanachie label and live performances are often broadcast on NPR, the CBC and the BBC.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $15 for youth 18 and under, $15 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), free for Bucknell students and $15 for non-Bucknell students (limit 2).
ABOUT TRINITY IRISH DANCE COMPANY
“Sophisticated and commanding” (Los Angeles Times), the Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) is the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, an innovative movement genre that “ushered in a new era for Irish step dance” (Chicago Tribune). A fusion of Ireland’s vibrant and longstanding dance-form and elements of American innovation, Trinity Irish Dance Company dazzles audiences around the globe with its hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility and aerial grace. Minutes into watching the awe-inspiring precision of its dancers and musicians, TIDC expands whatever notions the audience may have about Irish dance … revealing its limitless possibilities. It’s everything you expect but like nothing you’d imagine.
Tickets are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors 62+ and subscribers, $20 for youth 18 and under, $20 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), free for Bucknell students and $20 for non-Bucknell students (limit 2).
Tickets can be reserved by calling 570-577-1000 or online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice.
Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
For more information about this event, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by e-mail at [email protected].
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