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Altan at the Dakota

March 9, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Celtic Junction Arts Center is co-presenting two Altan concerts at The Dakota on Thursday, March 9th, the first concert is at 6:30-8 pm and the second concert is at 8:30-10 pm. The Dakota is located at 1010 Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis.

With a career in Irish music for 35 years, Altan has achieved legendary status in a genre that has been equally shaped by the band’s influence and genius. Audiences from Ireland to Japan to Australia to Europe have embraced their heartwarming, dynamic live performances and their exquisitely produced, award-winning recordings. Over a dozen releases to date, ranging from the most touching old Irish songs to hard-hitting reels and jigs. Altan’s newest release, 2018’s The Gap of Dreams, follows their acclaimed 2015 album, The Widening Gyre.

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Adding to their long list of awards and honors, fiddler, singer, and founding member Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh was the recipient of the Gradam Ceoil/Traditional Musician of the Year in 2017. Though the band received the same award for Band of the Year in 2001, Mairéad was glad to be recognized on her own in a genre that has been slow to recognize female musicians. She is only the third woman in twenty years to receive the main award.

Throughout their career, you’ll find Altan’s unwavering commitment to bringing the beauty of traditional music to contemporary audiences, particularly that of the fiddlers and singers of their hometown in Donegal.

The seeds of Altan lie in the music and spontaneity of sessions in kitchens and pubs in their hometown of Donegal, where their music was heard in an atmosphere of respect and intimacy. It is here that the band’s heart still lies, whether they are performing on TV in Australia or jamming with Ricky Skaggs on the west coast of the United States. In spite of a hectic touring and recording schedule, Altan continue fresh in their vision of bringing the beauty and joy of traditional music to audiences everywhere, and have always promised themselves to continue as long as it’s fun — fortunately, it still is!

LEARN MORE: https://altan.ie/


March 9, 2023
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Dakota
1010 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
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