Danu, Think Before You Think

Chris Nickson

By Chris Nickson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Think Before You Think

The future sound of Irish folk

A recent, glowing addition to the ever-expanding ranks of traditional Irish folk bands, Danu achieve a marvelous interplay between instruments on tunes like "The Peeler's Jacket," with the bodhran drum creating subtle, inventive rhythms under the music. While the focus is instrumental, they also shine on songs, even bringing fresh delicacy to the old chestnut "Fair and Tender Ladies." For a youthful band, there's a stunning maturity to the playing and focus of the group.