Altan are an Irish folk music band formed in County Donegal in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her husband the late Frankie Kennedy (1955-1994) . 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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  • Gli Altan sono un gruppo di musica celtica irlandese formatosi a Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal) nel 1987 nel gaeltacht irlandese. Capeggiati dalla violinista e cantante Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, hanno ricevuto grandi plausi da parte della critica internazionale e un grande riscontro di pubblico. Durante gli anni novanta si sono affermati come uno dei gruppi musicali tradizionali di punta dell'Irlanda. Nel corso della loro carriera hanno collaborato con tanti artisti celebri, tra i quali Enya, Dolly Parton e Bonnie Raitt. (it)
  • Altan are an Irish folk music band formed in County Donegal in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her husband the late Frankie Kennedy (1955-1994) . 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. (en)
  • Altan est un groupe de musique traditionnelle irlandaise. Originaire de Gaoth Dobhair, dans le comté de Donegal, en Irlande, le groupe est formé en 1987 par la chanteuse lead Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh et son mari Frankie Kennedy (décédé en 1994). Le groupe fit connaître aux publics du monde entier le Donegal et son riche héritage en chansons en gaélique irlandais et en instrumentaux au style caractéristique et reste le groupe de musique traditionnelle irlandaise le plus en vue au monde avec plus d'un million d'albums vendus. Altan fut le 1er groupe de musique traditionnelle à signer avec une major, en l'occurrence avec Virgin Records en 1994. Altan s'est constitué une importante base de fans en Irlande, au Royaume-Uni, dans le reste de l'Europe, aux États-Unis, au Canada et même au Japon. Le groupe a travaillé avec de nombreux musiciens internationaux d'horizons divers, notamment Dolly Parton, Enya, The Chieftains, Bonnie Raitt et Alison Krauss. (fr)
  • Altan ist eine Musikgruppe des Irish Folk aus Irland. (de)
  • アルタン(Altan)はアイルランド共和国ドニゴール州のアイルランド音楽のバンド。 (ja)
  • Altan is een Ierse band, die Ierse folk speelt. De band is opgericht begin tachtiger jaren door zangeres en fiddler (violiste) Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh uit Gweedore (County Donegal) en fluitspeler Frankie Kennedy uit Belfast. Vanaf de oprichting is de band samengesteld uit louter virtuozen zoals bouzouki-speler Ciaran Curran (County Fermanagh) en gitarist Mark Kelly. Deze vier muzikanten zijn te horen op het album "Altan" uit 1987. Tijdens muzikale trips naar Amerika werden de bandleden vergezeld door de toen in Minnesota wonende Ierse gitarist en zanger Dáithí Sproule. Een tweede fiddler, Paul O'Shaughnessey, voegde zich enkele jaren bij de band waardoor een uniek tweeviolengeluid ontstond. Paul werd later opgevolgd door fiddler Ciarán Tourish. Ook de accordeonspeler Dermot Byrne speelt bij Altan. In de vroege jaren negentig werd er kanker geconstateerd bij bandleider Frankie Kennedy. Ondanks (en wellicht dankzij) zijn ziekte bleef de band toeren en geloven dat "the deepest message of all music is that life goes on -- no matter what." Kennedy overleed op 19 september 1994. Altan is wereldwijd bekend en toert nog steeds regelmatig in Japan, Australië, Nieuw-Zeeland, Europa en in Noord-Amerika. (nl)
  • Altan é um grupo irlandês de música folk tradicional , originado em Gweedore, Condado de Donegal. Formado em 1987, a banda liderada pelo Vocal e Rabeca de Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, produziu álbuns muito bem aclamados pela crítica.A partir dos anos 90 o Grupo alcançou uma mídia maior e desde então já vendeu milhões de discos mundialmente. (pt)
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  • Altan are an Irish folk music band formed in County Donegal in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her husband the late Frankie Kennedy (1955-1994) . 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. (en)
  • Altan ist eine Musikgruppe des Irish Folk aus Irland. (de)
  • アルタン(Altan)はアイルランド共和国ドニゴール州のアイルランド音楽のバンド。 (ja)
  • Gli Altan sono un gruppo di musica celtica irlandese formatosi a Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal) nel 1987 nel gaeltacht irlandese. Capeggiati dalla violinista e cantante Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, hanno ricevuto grandi plausi da parte della critica internazionale e un grande riscontro di pubblico. Durante gli anni novanta si sono affermati come uno dei gruppi musicali tradizionali di punta dell'Irlanda.Nel corso della loro carriera hanno collaborato con tanti artisti celebri, tra i quali Enya, Dolly Parton e Bonnie Raitt. (it)
  • Altan est un groupe de musique traditionnelle irlandaise. Originaire de Gaoth Dobhair, dans le comté de Donegal, en Irlande, le groupe est formé en 1987 par la chanteuse lead Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh et son mari Frankie Kennedy (décédé en 1994).Le groupe fit connaître aux publics du monde entier le Donegal et son riche héritage en chansons en gaélique irlandais et en instrumentaux au style caractéristique et reste le groupe de musique traditionnelle irlandaise le plus en vue au monde avec plus d'un million d'albums vendus. (fr)
  • Altan is een Ierse band, die Ierse folk speelt.De band is opgericht begin tachtiger jaren door zangeres en fiddler (violiste) Mairéad Ni Mhaonaigh uit Gweedore (County Donegal) en fluitspeler Frankie Kennedy uit Belfast. Vanaf de oprichting is de band samengesteld uit louter virtuozen zoals bouzouki-speler Ciaran Curran (County Fermanagh) en gitarist Mark Kelly. Deze vier muzikanten zijn te horen op het album "Altan" uit 1987.Altan is wereldwijd bekend en toert nog steeds regelmatig in Japan, Australië, Nieuw-Zeeland, Europa en in Noord-Amerika. (nl)
  • Altan é um grupo irlandês de música folk tradicional , originado em Gweedore, Condado de Donegal.Formado em 1987, a banda liderada pelo Vocal e Rabeca de Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, produziu álbuns muito bem aclamados pela crítica.A partir dos anos 90 o Grupo alcançou uma mídia maior e desde então já vendeu milhões de discos mundialmente. (pt)
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