With the RTE Concert Orchestra
Altan celebrate 25 Years playing together with this very special recording of their most popular tunes and songs with the RTE Concert Orchestra.
2009 – Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, fiddle, vocals · Ciaran Tourish, fiddle, whistles, backing vocals · Ciarán Curran, bouzouki · Mark Kelly, guitar, backing vocals · Dermot Byrne, accordion · and the RTE Concert Orchestra
Conducted by David Brophy · Trad. Arrangements by Altan
Orchestral arrangements by Fiachra Trench
- Is The Big Man Within? / Tilly Finn’s Reel
- Cití na gCuman
- The Roseville (comp. Dáithí Sproule)
- I Wish My Love Was a Red Red Rose
- Dónal agus Morag (additional lyrics, Proinsias Ó Maonaigh)
- Mo Ghaoil (additional lyrics, Proinsias Ó Maonaigh)
- Bog an Lochain / The Margaree Reel / The Humours of Westport
- A Tune for Frankie (comp. Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh)
- Molly na gCuach Ní Chuilleanáin
- Soillse na Nollag (comp. Proinsias Ó Maonaigh/Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh)
- As I Roved Out
- The Sunset (comp. Cathal McConnell/Seamus Quinn)
- Gleanntáin Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair (lyrics comp. Proinsias Ó Maonaigh)
- Comb Your Hair and Curl It / Gweebarra Bridge
- Dún Do Shúil
All tunes Trad., except where noted
In recent years Altan have been exploring and experimenting with their music using orchestral arrangements of their most popular pieces. The arrangements have been scored by the highly respected arranger, Fiachra Trench and have been performed with the Ulster Orchestra, The RTÉ Concert Orchestra and with the Royal Scottish Opera Orchestra.
25th Anniversary Celebration features 15 of these orchestral arrangements, recorded in Dublin with The RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conducted by David Brophy.