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Altan To Celebrate At Íontas

April 13, 2010


Traditional Irish music band Altan celebrate their 25th anniversary this year with special performances at a number of select venues including Íontas Theatre on Saturday 15th May at 8.30pm.  

Altan evolved into an internationally renowned band from playing informally in sessions and kitchens in County Donegal with family and friends.  They are now one of the most prolific and important exports in traditional Irish music today.

Altan have travelled the world from the USA to Japan playing their particular style of fiery Donegal fiddle music, contrasted with poignant melodic Irish love songs, in such prestigious venues as the Sydney Opera House, The Hollywood Bowl, The Alte Opera, Koln, The Royal Albert Hall, London to mention but a few.

The Boston Globe described them “the most important band in the Celtic realm” – and An Post even issued a postage stamp in their honour!

Tickets are available online at www.iontascastleblayney.ie or at the theatre box office on 042 9753400/1.


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