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Altan have long been 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.

Co. Donegal has a strong fiddling tradition from which Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh gets her inspiration and unique repertoire. Mairéad is also from the Gaeltacht area of Gaoth Dobhair(A Gaelic speaking region) where she learned many of the songs which Altan have recorded over the years. Altan have been touring consistently since their genesis in the early eighties, when Mairéad 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) and past members Paul O’Shaughnessy(fiddle) and Dermot Byrne(accordion) and CiaranTourish( fiddle& whistle) and latest member Martin Tourish (accordion), Altan have been to the forefront of traditional Irish music worldwide.

A presentation by arrangment with MPI Bands

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