About Us

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! 🙂

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Songs & Tunes

The Speckledy Hen

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2019

If you like to purchase our CDs (price ‘The Speckledy Hen’: EUR 15,-) please drop us an e-mail with your postal address to contact@danafolk.com; we will snail mail you the desired amount.

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Who's Who

Andreas

Guitar, Vocals

Daniel

Fiddle

Mary

Tin Whistle, Low Whistle, Bodhrán, Vocals

Katrin

Flute, Bodhrán, Tin Whistle, Low Whistle, Vocals

Special Guest:

Antonia

Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Fiddle, Vocals

Upcoming Gigs

18. Juni 2022

Keltenfest Schwarzenbach

Saturday, den 18.06.2022, 11:00 Uhr

Keltenfestgelände, Trift 6, A-2803 Schwarzenbach

10. Dezember 2022

Irish Xmas

Saturday, den 10.12.2022, tbd

Waldviertler Forellenhof, Eisenbergeramt 57, A-3542 Jaidhof

http://www.waldviertler-forellenhof.at/
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Discography

The Speckledy Hen

2019

1. Turra Market

2. The Ships Set

3. Jug of Punch

4. Trip to Skye

5. Plooman

6. Mystery Steps

7. Old Man

8. Goldring

9. Mae Colven

10. Spancil Hill

11. Parting Glass

 

The Speckledy Hen: Lively Irish jigs and Scottish reels and a dreamy Scottish waltz. Our hen will tell you the stories of a rambunctious man at a cattle market, of fond memories of deceased friends, of a sly and courageous princess, of a foolish farmer who is kicked by his cow, of an old man praising his wife, of an emigrant dreaming of his home back in Ireland and of a final drink before saying farewell.

Follow On

2010

Eirish Pholc Thonxs

2008

If you like to purchase our CDs (price ‘The Speckledy Hen’: EUR 15,-) please drop us an e-mail with your postal address to contact@danafolk.com; we will snail mail you the desired amount.

Contact

To book us for your events, including private parties, please contact Maria Elsigan at contact@danafolk.com

Band photos and portraits by Tony Gigov Photography

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