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MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012 7:30 pm

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Repertoire will be selected from the following and announced from the stage: Clancy’s Farewell to Whiskey/An Dro des Petits Bateaux (Instrumental) Donal Clancy / Traditional / Arranged by Danú The Highest Hill in Sligo (Instrumental) Traditional / Arranged by Danú Cailín na nÚrla Donn (Song) Traditional/Arranged by Danú


Murphy’s Hornpipe, Lord Gordon’s Reel (Instrumental) Traditional / Arranged by Danú The Glen Cottage, John Brosnan’s, Peata an Mhaoir (Instrumental) Traditional / Arranged by Danú The County Down (Song) Tommy Sands / Arranged by Danú Barndance Set/John Doherty's/Round The House (Instrumental) Traditional / Arranged by Danú

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Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh ~ Lead Vocals, Flute & Whistles Benny McCarthy ~ Button Accordion Oisin McAuley ~ Fiddle and Backing Vocals Eamon Doorley ~ The Irish Bouzouki Donal Clancy ~ Guitar, Lead and Backing Vocals Martin O’Neill ~ Bodhran (Irish Drum)

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Danú has seven CD’s and a DVD, which are all available in stores or online.

Clancy’s Farewell to Whiskey/An Dro des Petits Bateaux The first tune of this piece was composed by Donal Clancy, the band’s guitarist. The second is a beautiful Breton Dance tune that we arranged as a lullaby. We got this from a great musician called “Ronan Pellen” from Brittany in France. Brittany is a Celtic region also.


The Highest Hill in Sligo The first reel comes from Sligo and the second reel is a composition of Oisin McAuley. We finish the set with a tune called “Reichwalls Forest,” a tune we learned from Jerry Holland who lives in Cape Breton, Canada. Cailín na nÚrla Donn Learned from Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaíoch, it is a macaronic song — which means the lyrics are in two languages, Irish and English, in this case. It is often heard in South Kerry. Murphy’s Hornpipe, Lord Gordon’s Reel We have been performing both this hornpipe and reel for many years. Lord Gordon’s is a tune often associated with the playing of the great Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman, who recorded it in New York in 1934. The Glen Cottage, John Brosnan’s, Peata an Mhaoir Irish polkas are mostly associated with the Munster region in Southern Ireland. The County Down The County Down was written by Tommy Sands from Rostrevor in Co. Down. This song was voted “Best Song” at the 2004 BBC Folk Awards. Barndance Set/John Doherty’s/Round The House (Instrumental) This is great collection of different dance tune types, a barn dance, into a pipe march and finishes on a great reel. These are favourites by the band for a number of years. ~There will be an intermission~


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Hailing from historic County Waterford, 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 (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, the Middle East, and North America with stops at The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Symphony Space in New York City, and 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. Danú’s popular recordings are available on the Shanachie label and live performances are often broadcast on NPR, the CBC, and the BBC. “…a vibrant mix of virtuosity, energy, and empathy” — The Washington Post “… (Danú) stirs the blood and lifts the heart.” — Irish Music Magazine “…fierce fiddle reels to pensive ballads.” — The New York Times

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

7:30 pm

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles’ ever-changing career.

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Thank You for Supporting the Performing Arts Fund at Stephens Auditorium The Iowa State Center gratefully acknowledges those who contribute to the Performing Arts Fund at Stephens Auditorium. Every gift plays an important part in the success of the Performing Arts Series’ far-reaching programs. By bridging the gap between expenses and ticket revenues, the Performing Arts Fund at Stephens Auditorium provides critical support for all Performing Arts Series activities. Gifts listed are current as of January 31, 2012. We make every effort to be accurate and present your name in the way you wish. If we have made an error or your preference has changed, please contact Patti Cotter, Sponsorship & Development Manager, at 515-294-1238 or IMPRESARIO $ 5,000 and above The Lauridsen Family Endowment EXECUTIVE PRODUCER $ 2,500 and above Jim Beckwith George C. & Susan J. Christensen Harry & Cecilia Horner Kawaler Family Charitable Foundation Jayne Larson & Ira White Beverly & Warren Madden Sue & Al Ravenscroft DIRECTOR $ 1,000 and above Irene Beavers Elizabeth Cole Beck Kelli Bennett Jay & Karen Heldt-Chapman John & Judy Clem Wayne P. & Ferne Bonomi Davis Durbin, Zheng & Son, Inc. David Coe & Anne C. Durland 1st National Bank — Ames Willa & Dave Holger Mitchell & Sherilyn Hoyer Arthur Klein Jane W. Lohnes James & Jody Mueller John & Cynthia Paschen Mary Jean & Maurice Reimers Gary F. & Harriet M. Short PRINCIPAL ARTIST $ 500 and above Anonymous (2) Brian & Tanya Anderson Claire Andreasen Rick Bartosh Insert 8

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PLANNED GIFTS These generous individuals have included the Performing Arts Series in their wills. Wayne P. Davis Frankee and Jim Oleson The late James Watson To learn how you can support the arts while honoring a loved one, or to create a legacy gift, contact Patti Cotter, Sponsorship & Development Manager, at 515-294-1238 or

Ames International Orchestra Festival Association Board of Directors Karl Gwiasda Larry Hansen Esther Harmison Herb Harmison Jacob Harrison

Sandy Hoenig Willa Holger Arthur Klein - President Marilyn Johnson Jane Mathison

Mary Richards David Stephenson Joan White Maureen Wilt

Iowa State University Performing Arts Council A university committee comprised of Iowa State University faculty, staff, and students, as well as Ames community members, the Performing Arts Council advises the Iowa State Center on programming for the Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium. Michael Golemo, President, Faculty–Music Tanya Anderson, Ames–Community Janice Baker, Faculty–Dance Sara Compton, Iowa State Center Patti Cotter, Iowa State Center Jane Cox, Faculty–Theater William David, Faculty–Music Homer Gartz, Ames–Community Debra Gibson, Faculty–Journalism & Mass Communication Karl Gwiasda, Ames International Orchestra Festival Association

Sam Johnson, Student–Music Nancy Marion, Ames–Community Nick Miller, Student–Music Patricia Miller, Faculty–Lectures Program Mark North, Advisor, Iowa State Center Lee Plummer, Student–Music Alissa Stoehr, Student–Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Victoria Stafford, Student–Performing Arts Nolan Vallier, Student–Music Insert 11

SPONSORS — The Iowa State Center recognizes and thanks its sponsors for their support of the 2011-2012 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium:

University Park Inn & Suites

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My Fair Lady

Beauty and the Beast

Young Frankenstein and Danú

Get two tickets to any Performing Arts Series event when you book a specially-priced hotel package at participating Ames hotels. Visit for details. Sponsored by the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau

MEDIA PARTNERS — The Iowa State Center recognizes and thanks its media partners for their support of the 2011-2012 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium:

Proud Media Partners of Beauty and the Beast,

Proud Media Partner of

Magic School Bus Live! and My Fair Lady


GRANTS — The Iowa State Center recognizes and thanks the following organizations for their support of the 2011-2012 Performing Arts Series at Stephens Auditorium:

Ames International Orchestra Festival Association (AIOFA) and Ames Commission on the Arts Proudly Supporting Iowa State Symphony (Youth Matinee Series Concert), Irish Chamber Orchestra and “Tschaikowski” — St. Petersburg State Orchestra

Iowa Arts Council Proudly Supporting Doubt and Macbeth This project supported in part by a grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Danu Playbill  

Danu Playbill