Ciaran Tourish · Mark Kelly · Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh · Martin Tourish · Dáithí Sproule · Ciarán Curran
Altan: The Tunes
Altan are delighted to present their first printed collection of instrumental music. Spanning thirty years, twelve studio albums and comprising 222 tunes across its 206 pages, this book delves into the history, folklore and the composers and musical heroes from whom the music was collected.
Harmonic arrangements have been specially edited for accompanists and a range of photographs are placed throughout that chart the many friendships and adventures that come with years of playing music around the world.
Each chapter begins with an insight into the thought process behind the making of each album, underpinned by an in-depth introduction from Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh that paints a vivid picture of the people, places and events that inspired the band to begin and to continue its journey.
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh receives Musician of the Year Award at TG4’s Gradam Ceoil
The premier award in the field of Irish Traditional Music every year is TG4’s Gradam Ceoil. These awards are given on the basis of achievement, excellence and creativity. This year, we were delighted that our own Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh received Musician of the Year at the Cork Opera House in recognition of her achievements as a fiddler, singer, broadcaster and lifelong supporter of the the tradition! Comhghairdeachas, a Mhairéad!