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Altan

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Altan are an Irish folk music group formed in County Donegal in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her since-deceased husband Frankie Kennedy. They brought Donegal's rich collection of Irish language songs and instrumental styles to audiences around ...

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Biography

Altan are an Irish folk music group formed in County Donegal in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her since-deceased husband Frankie Kennedy. They brought Donegal's rich collection of Irish language songs and instrumental styles to audiences around the world, and they remain the world's foremost Irish traditional group with over a million records sold. They were the first traditional group to be signed to a major label when they signed with Virgin Records in 1994. Altan have established a large following in Ireland, UK, Europe, United States, Canada and even in Japan. They have worked with a wide variety of well-known musicians including Dolly Parton, Enya, The Chieftains, Bonnie Raitt and Alison Krauss.

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I Wish My Love Was A Red Red Rose
Donal Agus Morag
Gleanntáin Ghlas Ghaoth Dobhair
A Fig For A Kiss/The Turf Cutter (Slip Jugs)
A Fig For A Kiss/The Turf Cutter (Slip Jugs)
The Blackest Crow
THE ARDARA GIRLS/THE BLACKDOOR HIGHLANDS/FASCADH MO LEINE(THE WRINGING OF MY SHIRT)/REEL IN A /CIARAN TOURISH'S REEL
THE ARDARA GIRLS/THE BLACKDOOR HIGHLANDS/FASCADH MO LEINE(THE WRINGING OF MY SHIRT)/REEL IN A /CIARAN TOURISH'S REEL
Adieu, My Lovely Nancy
The Roseville
Johnny Boyles, King of the Pipers
The Ardara Girls
Pretty Peg/New Ships A Sailing/The Brid's Nest/The Man From Bundoran
Pretty Peg/New Ships A Sailing/The Brid's Nest/The Man From Bundoran
The Flower of Magherally
A Fig for a Kiss/ The Turf Cutter
The Curlew / McDermott's / Three Scones of Boxty
The Curlew / McDermott's / Three Scones of Boxty
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Traditional Irish & Altan
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Green Grow the Rushes
The Curlew, McDermott’s, Three Scones of Boxty
The Curlew, McDermott’s, Three Scones of Boxty
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Girl From The North Country
The New Rigged Ship / Eddie Curran's Monaghan Twig / Kitty the Hare
The New Rigged Ship / Eddie Curran's Monaghan Twig / Kitty the Hare
The Jug of Punch
The Sea Apprentice Song
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