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Danu - One Night Stand
Danu - One Night Stand
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2005     3hr 16min

Danu is the most captivating new Irish traditional music group to emerge since Solas. Composed of seven world class musicians, the group plays a stunning mix of evocative, kinetic instrumentals and stirring songs on this,...  more »


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Country, Pop, Other Music, International
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/22/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 3hr 16min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Absolutely Fantastic!
T. Mulnix | Waterloo, IA | 03/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For true fans of traditional Irish music, Danu in particular, this DVD will be a real treat. Filmed live at Dublin's Vicar St., it's full of lively tunes, and haunting songs sung by the incomparable Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. But it doesn't end there. There are extras and interviews included on this DVD. The fan is able to gain a bit of insight into the lives of these outstanding musicians. It's very enjoyable, and sometimes humorous, to watch. It also contains a few fun surprises you won't want to miss. Like Des Dillon and his wee accordion playing protege. He also has a lively dancing partner who's very talented for her age. Buy this DVD now! You won't be disappointed."
Everyone Shares In a Brilliant Performance
Lilting Banshee | Roseburg, OR USA | 07/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Danu consists of seven (and sometimes an additional guest) musicians on stage and they've worked out excellent arrangements of traditional tunes to take advantage of all sorts of wonderful combinations of instruments, including the lovely voice of Muireann. She even sings accompanied only by bodhran on one song and it is the perfect duet. Songs are in the minority here, though; mostly the concert is a tunefest (and singer Muireann joins the mix on flute or whistle.) Other tunes feature driving bouzouki and guitar before another musician steps up to the front and joins in on flute, whistle, fiddle, or accordion. All of these young musicians are fantastic and you'll find yourself looking forward to the next featured soloist--whoever it is. They rip through jigs and reels with everyone standing out in one tune or another, then everyone clicks together as one great ensemble. The production values of the DVD are beautiful: the sound is great and mixed well; the video direction is straightforward with enough "points of view" and plenty of close-ups when you want them . This is a DVD that will make you glad you own a television!"
Great live Irish music
Barbara L. Shedd | Lynchburg, VA USA | 08/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Danú's "One Night Stand" DVD is a real treat for lovers of Irish music. Each of the band members is a superior musician and brings something special to the mix. The fact that flautist and tin whistle player, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, also is an outstanding vocalist in both the English and Irish languages is an additional huge plus for the band. The DVD does an excellent job of showing the excitement of live Irish music; something that no CD can do, no matter how good it is. The highlight of the DVD is the Danú solo set in which each band member has a chance to shine alone. The DVD has many extras; the interviews with the band members are interesting and well-filmed, and the additional songs, especially "Peg and Awl" by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, are very welcome. Are there any negatives? Well, I could have done without the dancing puppet that appeared in conjunction with a couple of tunes. Overall, this DVD is a great introduction to a great band. If you wonder why so many people are excited by live Irish music, you will know why after seeing this DVD."
An absolutely wonderful Irish Traditional Music DVD
Michael | Placerville, CA USA | 10/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I really want to rate this DVD 6 out of 5 stars. "One Night Stand" music was recorded in one night at Vicar St., Dublin, Ireland. For one small price, you get 27 tracks of absolutely excellent music. From very lively jigs, reels and polkas to gorgeous vocals sung by the lovely Muireann, there is no reason to skip even one track. Extra tracks and interviews are added. I was very impressed with the bouzouki (large, deep voiced mandolin) having an internal microphone, not that common in Ireland for trad music. The effect was excellent. Tom and Eamon Doorley are an excellent bouzouki and guitar team. I was also impressed with the percussion. It's hard to miss Donchadh Gough on bodhran, the big wild man on Irish drum. Interviews and tracks on band history are included. This is a must have DVD for any fan of this genre of music. In my collection, this concert DVD is a good balance to Dervish's DVD (recorded at the Sibin Pub, County Sligo, Ireland), to the Chieftain's Water from the Well DVD (jam sessions all through Ireland with friends), and to the Solas DVD (a Vermont St Patrick's Day concert)."