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Altan: 30th Anniversary Tour

Folk at Kings Place
Music / Thursday, 25 May 2017 - 8:00pm / Hall One
£17.50 | Savers £9.50*

Altan have been long established as the best and foremost traditional Irish band to come out of Ireland.

With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings – their ground breaking Island Angel recording going to No. 2 in the Billboard World Music Charts in 1993 – ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching ancient ballads all the way to the energetic foot-tapping reels and jigs, and their heart-warming engaging live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal all the way to Tokyo, to Sydney, Seattle and beyond.

Altan’s music is steeped in the rich and colourful heritage of County Donegal in the North West of Ireland. Altan have been touring consistently since their genesis in the early eighties, when Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her late husband, Belfast flute player Frankie Kennedy, decided to leave their teaching jobs and pursue a career in music and tour the world with their friends. With members Mark Kelly (guitar), Ciaran Curran (bouzouki), Daithí Sproule (guitar), Ciaran Tourish (fiddle/whistles) and past members Paul O’Shaughnessy (fiddle) and latest member Martin Tourish (accordion), Altan strive to share their culture to new, expanding audiences worldwide.

On their new recording, The Widening Gyre, their spiral of music expands, envelopes and includes friends and music that they have met on the road over their 30 years of touring professionally.

‘The hottest group in the Celtic Realm’ The Boston Globe
The Red Crow is a triumphant statement of the virtues of the traditional approach Q Magazine
Altan have never sounded better or tighter The Irish Times

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