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Media Release Wednesday 25th June 2014

Summer @ NCH embraces traditional music as the mighty Altan take centre stage.

8pm, Saturday 19 July, 2014
Tickets: www.nch.ie  €30-35

Over 25 years of playing together, Altan have established themselves as one of the most important live acts to play traditional Irish music on the world stage. The Boston Globe has described them as “The hottest group in the Celtic realm.”

The current line-up consists of Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Fiddle &Vocals), Mark Kelly (Guitar), Dermot Byrne (Accordion), Dáithí Sproule (Guitar), Ciaran Tourish (Fiddle), and Ciarán Curran (Bouzouki),.
Altan has released 13 albums over the past 25 years. They have recorded three albums for Virgin records; Blackwater (1996), Runaway Sunday (1997) and The Blue Idol (2002). This merger with a major record label helped Altan bring their music, song and culture to a wider audience worldwide and paved the way for up and coming younger bands to tour extensively all over the world.

Full list of Summer @ NCH Performances
Tues. 24 June Rodrigo y Gabriela      
Tues. 1 July      Tinariwen                    
 Sat. 19 July      
Sat. 26 July       
The Art of the Song: David Bowie 

Sat. 2 August    Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club®
Sat. 9 August    
Paul Brady                 
Sat 16 August  Sinead O'Connor

Media Partners
Print Media Partner                        Independent News & Media
Radio Partner                                    Newstalk 106-108FM
For Further Media Information about the National Concert Hall
Sinead Doyle | 087 177 5334 | sinead.doyle@nch.ie