Sunday, March 29 | 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 | 7:00 p.m.
Winter/Spring 2015 Concert Series
sponsored in part by:
“The hottest group in the Celtic realm these days.”—Boston Globe
Altan is an Irish folk and traditional music group that was formed in County Donegal in 1987. Led by the world-renowned fiddler and vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Altan emerged during the 1990s as one of Ireland’s premier traditional musical groups. From the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard-hitting reels and jigs, Altan has moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle and has since sold millions of records worldwide. Throughout, there has been the unwavering commitment of the band to bring the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers, to contemporary audiences in a way that brings out all its qualities and destroys none. No other Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan.
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