Danu - One Night Stand [DVD]  
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Danu is one of Ireland's finest traditional Irish Music groups. On the night of May 6th. 2004, the concert on this DVD was filmed at Dublin's renowned venue, Vicar St. The DVD also gives you the opportunity to meet the band and experience some on-the-road video filmed by the band over the past few years. With the band's decision to stop touring in the near future this is a perfect document of them in their prime. Tracks: Garech's Wedding / County Down / Donegal Reels / Fairy Reel / Top It Off / John Sheahan's / Ri na h-Aoine / Kerry Tunes / Breton Tune / Are You Ready Yet / A Stor Mo Chroi / Mollai na gCuach / Danu Solo Set / Farewell / Grand Finale. Plus: Interviews with the band / extras / concert extras / concert special guests / interviews and extra guests. PAL DVD * PCM Stereo Audio * 5.1 Surround
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Their seven-person line-up permits them a formidable variety of instrumental combinations, and these are displayed to the full in this well-filmed live video, both in dance tunes and behind the singing of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Particularly entertaining is the solo set, where the musicians play in turn and then walk off, leaving just Donnchadh Gough, who seems to hit the bodhrán like Bruce Lee hitting a punch bag!
There are also several well-chosen special guests.
In addition to the concert (in surround sound), there are interviews with each musician, and a segment on the band's history. The only extra I found less than fascinating was "On the Road", which is basically a sequence of home movies made on tour; but even that is skilfully put together.
Making a total of well over 3 hours, clearly a labour of love, and all for a couple of quid more than the price of a CD.
I've never seen better than this. If you get a chance to see them live, don't miss it.
P.S. At the start of his interview, Dónal Clancy plays a lovely little piece in DADGAD tuning, the title of which is never given.
I had a chance to ask him: it's called "Dog Rock", after a rock he used to fish off that is behind where he's sitting in the DVD.