Altan – The Official Web Site

http://www.altan.ie/

“No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle. Throughout, there has been the unwavering commitment of the band to bringing 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. In fact, Altan have always believed that Irish traditional music is a modern music in every sense and its growing influence and popularity have proved them right. “ I can’t get enough of this music. (I used Grooveshark to discover their music: http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/search/songs/?query=altan)

http://www.altan.ie/

I discovered Altan through Foresthippy’s version of Uncle Rat at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF3HiPO0kGg. I actually like Foresthippy’s version even better 🙂

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