Celtic Performing Arts & Rogue Folk presents Altan: Direct from Ireland. With founding member Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh at the helm for nearly 30 years, Altan continues to be one of the most important live acts to play traditional Irish music in Ireland and on the world stage.
Altan have toured all over North America and Europe. They also enjoy popularity in Japan where they frequently tour and have hosted Altan festivals in the middle of Tokyo to thousands of enthusiastic fans. From sensitive and touching old Irish songs to stirring jigs and reels, Boston Globe describes them aptly as ‘The hottest group in the Celtic realm!’
Altan played 7 times at the Rogue between 1989 and 1999, and we are delighted to welcome them back – at last! – to North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre with a brand new studio album and a special program commemorating the life and music of one of its founding members, Frankie Kennedy, who passed away in 1994.
For more information please visit our website at www.roguefolk.bc.ca/concerts/ev15031920