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Ciaran Tourish · Mark Kelly · Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh · Martin Tourish · Dáithí Sproule · Ciarán Curran

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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.

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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!

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Come to Ireland and Join Altan on their 30th Anniversary

Wild Altan Way · 22-28 October 2017

We will personally guide you along the rugged and spectacular coast of the North and the North-West of Ireland. See first hand where our music came from and enjoy the mystical and dramatic landscape of Counties Donegal, Derry, Fermanagh and beyond! This will definitely be a tour with a difference, exploring rich historical and mythological sites as well as having music sessions and concerts along the way.

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