Press/Booking

Mojo (UK):

“The material (on Blackwater) is largely traditional… the final piece, is simply the most captivating, resonant and beautiful music Altan have played, and makes useless for three and a half minutes the history of rock ‘n’ roll”

Evening Press, Dublin:

“Mairead Ni Mhaonaighs’ beautiful airs had us begging for more. Every corner seemed to echo with her voice long after the music had stopped”

The Boston Globe:

“The hottest group in the Celtic realm these days”

The Evening Herald, Dublin:

“Fresh from their well-deserved win in the Roots category at last week’s Hot Press Awards, Altan put on a humdinger of a show at the Olympia on Saturday night”

Q Magazine:

“The Red Crow is a triumphant restatement of the virtues of the traditional approach”

Billboard (US):

“Altan’s tireless touring has won them a loyal following especially in America, and helped them make impressive inroads on world music charts”

The Sunday Tribune, Dublin:

“The appeal of Altan centres on the fact that they see no differences or divisions in music. As such, they have managed to cross the all- important cultural barriers between folk and world and rock music”

Chicago Weekly:

“Thought by many to be the finest traditional Irish combo working today, Altan seamlessly blend dazzling instrumental prowess and the gorgeously delicate vocals of Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh”

The New York Times:

“Altan’s special strength is the clarity and coordination of its textures”

Irish Echo, New York:

“…under no circumstances should they be missed in concert”