Altan emerged from the creative spontaneity of jam sessions in kitchens and pubs in their hometown of Donegal. For more than three decades, the band has brought the living legacy of Irish traditional music to audiences around the world. Altan has always been a band of virtuosos, and its current configuration is no exception. Founder Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (fiddle, lead vocals) is joined by Ciarán Tourish (fiddle, tin whistle, backing vocals), Martin Tourish (button accordion, melodeon), Dáithí Sproule (guitar/vocals) and Ciarán Curran (bouzouki, bouzouki guitar). In addition to their formidable repertoire of Irish music, Altan also delves occasionally into the musical connections between Ireland and Appalachia. “More than any other Irish group, this Donegal quintet is seen as keeper of the traditional flame,” printed Boston Globe.
Friday, September 16: Lotus Friday Evening Showcase
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Presented in partnership with the IU Institute for European Studies and Friends of Old Time and Celtic Music.