Stream: DANI – The Mother Within (Acoustic)

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Hailing from the Armagh Monaghan border, the wonderfully-woven folk craft of DANI is inspired by the Irish traditional melodies she was raised with.

Delving into the celtic mythic imagination, it’s music that saw the artist selected as the Artist in Residence at Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival earlier this year, supporting the likes of Rufus Wainwright, The Eskies and Joshua Burnside.

Today, the Belfast-based musician releases an acoustic version of her most emphatic single to date, ‘The Mother Within’. While the original is a first-rate collaboration with Indonesian percussionists KunoKini, this new, stripped-back version reveals new layers of melodic and emotive flair.

DANI plays the following shows across October and November:

Sat 19th October: Fealty’s, Bangor, Co. Down

Fri 1st October: Castle St, Trim – Púca Festival

1pm Sat 2nd November: Native Mart, Oh Yeah Music Centre, – Sound of Belfast

Sat 2nd November: Lisa O’ Neill Support, The Crescent Concert Hall, Drogheda, Púca Festival

Sat 23rd November: Winter Show, Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts, Belfast

Stream ‘The Mother Within’ below.

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