Sent: 05 October 2007 09:51
Cc: Frances Moran
SEFAN:2007-10-05:01 ANNOUNCE. Altan _at_ Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury.
quick - only 40 seat left, I hear! 1d x
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Date: 4 October 2007 17:24:06
Subject: Altan - Press
"Traditional music and song from
Ireland delivered with grace,
passion, pride and skill by undoubted masters of the music".
Irish traditional band,
Altan will grace the Gulbenkian
stage as part of the Canterbury Festival. Altan are recognised as giant
figures within the world of folk music selling over one million
albums and filling concert halls from Dublin to Sydney. Led by
charismatic fiddle player and singer, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, the band play a
music that while solidly rooted in the past is, at the same time, a
contemporary and living music.
Altan provide a live
music experience that combines energy and poignancy, joy and
tenderness but ultimately one that reasserts the immense charm,
attraction and drive in great traditional music. Twin fiddles
and accordion are underpinned by guitar and bouzouki with soulful
songs in their native Gaelic and ballads in English.
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"
Mhaonaighs' beautiful airs had us begging for more. Every corner seemed to
echo with her voice long after the music had
There will also be an Irish
flavour to the food in the Gulbenkian Café Bar.
Booking Office 01227
University of Kent
Penny Allen - General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the board
SOUTH EAST FOLK ARTS
Charity registered in England and Wales No:
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 5114495 registered in
89 Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton, BN1
Tel. +44 (0)1273 541453
Fax. +44 (0)1273 554189