THURSDAY 01 JANUARY - 12:00 AM
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh fiddle, vocals
Ciarán Curran bouzouki
Mark Kelly acoustic guitar
Martin Tourish accordion
In the last dozen years, no traditional Irish band has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. They have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances and with their exquisitely produced, award-winning recordings that range from the most touching old Irish songs to hard-hitting reels and jigs. Throughout their career, Altan has shown unwavering commitment to bringing the beauty of traditional music to contemporary audiences, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers.
Tonight they perform music from their new album The Gap of Dreams, transporting us to the lifestyle of rural Donegal, to a time before electricity when folks would gather together in the mists of winter to tell stories, sing songs and dance into the wee hours of the night.