DÁNA, formerly known as Pholc. Celtic Music – Irish Folk, based in Vienna / Lower Austria.
The four musicians of Dána convey the joy of traditional music with lovingly crafted arrangements of Irish and Scottish songs and tunes.
Warm and expressive male and female vocals tell delightfully silly as well as heart-wrenching tales passed down over countless generations on the British Isles. Flutes, whistles, fiddle, guitar and bodhrán weave a colourful tapestry of sound. Meandering melodic lines converge to form dense textures that sweep through the room, inspiring the audience to dance, clap or tap their toes, then become as soft and intimate as a mother telling her child a bedtime story, sometimes mournful, sometimes playful and light-hearted.
The Gaelic word Dána means courageous and mischievous and is also the name of the Celtic mother goddess. For over eleven years, the band, then known as “Pholc”, performed at many different events. Along with our new name, we are now proud to present our new album, “The Speckledy Hen”.
On request Antonia will join the band with her Uillean Pipes. Ceili or Step Dancers can also be organised to compliment the show. Dance and be danced for! 🙂