Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series

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2022-23 Season

The Robert H. Wood Great Artists concert series is back, and will host Danú, performing An Emerald Isle Christmas, on Saturday, December 3, at 7 p.m. in the Sarkus Busch Theater located in the Robert McLaughlin College Center at Herkimer College. The performance is open to the public free of charge. General seating will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. The group’s 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 two decades, 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 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 recordings are available on the Shanachie label and all the main digital stores. Their live performances are often broadcast on NPR, the CBC, and the BBC.

An Emerald Isle Christmas transports you to Ireland, where Christmas is celebrated between Christmas Eve and Nollaig NamBan or Women's Christmas. On December 26, families in Ireland observe St. Stephen's Day or Wren Day. Music, song, and dance are a vital part of joyous community celebrations across Ireland during the holiday season. An Emerald Isle Christmas offers a taste of these extraordinary and centuries old events.

The Robert H. Wood Great Artists Series is a result of a generous endowment made to the Herkimer County College Foundation by the late Robert H. Wood, a long-time resident of Ilion. For more information, visit www.herkimer.edu/greatartists or call the Herkimer County College Foundation Office at 315.866.0300 ext. 8268.