March 18th, 2010, 1:15 pm by Greg
March 11th, 2010, 3:53 pm by Sara
Maire’ad Ni Mhaonaigh
Judging by Altan’s vibrant and spectacular performance on Friday night at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, it’s hard to believe that these purveyors of traditional Irish music have been playing together for a quarter of a century.
Since their debut recording on Green Linnet in 1987, Altan has popularized the Gaelic songbook, Scottish highland melodies, jigs, mazurkas and reels rooted deep in the Donegal tradition. At the heart of the music is the expressive and haunting soprano of lead vocalist, fiddler and co-founder Maire’ad Ni Mhaonaigh.
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March 10th, 2010, 12:55 pm by Sara
March 8th, 2010, 1:24 pm by Sara
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Altan @ The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Friday and we’re choosing the winner this afternoon!
Congratulations to Lorre S, who won a pair of free tickets to see Altan tomorrow (Friday) at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
We still have a contest running to see Sisters in Soul, featuring Marcia Ball, Bettye LaVette and Maria Muldaur at the Music Hall on Sunday. And we’ll have more contests next week, so be sure to stop back.
Happy Monday! It’s time for a another ticket giveaway! Just in time to celebrate an early St. Patrick’s day, we have a pair of tickets to see Celtic legends Altan on Friday at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and we’re giving them away to a lucky Nippertown reader. To enter the drawing, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll draw a name at random on Thursday afternoon. Good luck!