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 live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle. Altan’s international status and success found a very practical recognition when they were signed to Virgin Records in 1996, the first Irish band of their kind to be signed by a major label. The band gained gold and platinum albums in Ireland and toured larger venues throughout the world. In spite of a hectic touring and recording schedule, Altan continue fresh in their vision of bringing the beauty and joy of traditional music to audiences everywhere, and have always promised themselves to continue as long as it’s fun—fortunately, it still is.
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