Friday 18 August

Altan and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra 

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Time 8:00pm
National Concert Hall Dublin

Tickets: from €15


Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh vocals/fiddle 
Clare Friel fiddle
Mark Kelly guitar
Ciarán Curran bozouki 
Máirtín Tourish accordion  

David Brophy conductor
RTÉ Concert Orchestra 

Altan join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conductor David Brophy for an evening featuring some of the band’s greatest hits.  

Founded by vocalist and fiddler Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her late husband, Frankie Kennedy, Altan have been one of the biggest bands in traditional Irish music for almost 40 years. Their spirit and sound comes from the deep and rich musical tradition of their native Co. Donegal and their mission to bring the unique repertoire of Donegal music to the world has taken them on tour around the globe many times. The band’s impressive track record clocks up performances for US Presidents and collaborations with artists such as Dolly Parton, Jerry Douglas and Mary Chapin Carpenter, among many others. Altan’s latest album The Gap of Dreams is available on Compass records, and the band is currently working on a new album for release in 2024. 


The hottest band in the Celtic realm.” - The Boston Globe