Atlan at The Apex...
Altan’s music is steeped in the rich and colourful heritage of County Donegal in the North West of Ireland, and they have been long established as one of the foremost traditional Irish bands to come out of the Emerald Isle.
The respect from their home country was shown in 2006, when the Irish Government honoured Altan by issuing a postal stamp featuring the band. This award showed Altan’s immense impact on recent Irish culture at home and abroad and the growing popularity of Irish traditional music generally.
With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching ancient ballads all the way to the energetic foot-tapping reels and jigs, and their heart-warming engaging live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal all the way to Tokyo, to Sydney, Seattle and beyond.
New album, ‘The Widening Gyre’ saw Altan working with the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter and Eddi Reader. The album went to No 1 in the iTunes World Music chart and No5 on the US Billboard World Music Charts for 6 weeks in a row
Altan play at The Apex on Monday 25 April at 8pm. Tickets are £22, ring The Apex box office on 01284 758000 or see www.theapex.co.uk for more details or to book.