From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 05 October 2007 09:51
Cc: Frances Moran
Subject: SEFAN:2007-10-05:01 ANNOUNCE. Altan _at_ Gulbenkian Theatre Canterbury.
best be quick - only 40 seat left, I hear! 1d x

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From: "Frances Moran" <f_dot_moran_at_kent_dot_ac_dot_uk>
Date: 4 October 2007 17:24:06 BDT
Subject: Altan - Press Release

Saturday 20 October 7.45pm
Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
"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.
"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"
Chicago Weekly
"Mairead Ni Mhaonaighs' beautiful airs had us begging for more. Every corner seemed to echo with her voice long after the music had stopped"
Evening Press, Dublin
There will also be an Irish flavour to the food in the Gulbenkian Café Bar.
Tickets £18
Booking Office 01227 769075
On line bookings

Frances Moran
Marketing Manager
Gulbenkian Theatre
University of Kent
01227 827956

Penny Allen  -    General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the board

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