Altan have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle for over 30 years with their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances.

Throughout their illustrious musical career, there has been the unwavering commitment of the band to bringing the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers, to contemporary audiences in a way that brings out all its qualities and destroys none. In fact, Altan have always believed that Irish traditional music is a modern music in every sense.


Altan performing Má Théann Tú ‘un Aonaigh, from their album The Widening Gyre.