Label: Compass Records
Bio: With a career at the pinnacle of Irish music that has spanned nearly 30 years ALTAN has achieved legendary status and venerable position in a genre that has been equally shaped by the band’s influence and genius. More extraordinary is the fact that, after three decades together, the band is makin... See Full BioMore Info
With founding member Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh at the helm for nearly 30 years, Altan is one of the most important bands playing traditional Irish music. Their upcoming tour with a new studio release and special program commemorates the life and music of one of its founding members, Frankie Kennedy. They've moved audiences worldwide with heartwarming and dynamic live performances, while their exquisitely produced, award winning albums have gone gold and platinum in their native Ireland. Altan also recorded or performed with many other internationally recognized artists including The Chieftains, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs. “Still the most dynamic and exciting band playing Irish music today." — Irish Times "…under no circumstances should they be missed in concert." - Irish Echo “The hottest group in the Celtic realm!” - Boston Globe “Altan’s tireless touring has won them a loyal following especially in America, and helped them make impressive inroads on world music charts.” - Billboard
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