Saturday, March 17th 2018 at 8pm
Flynn Theater - Burlington, VT
For 30 years, County Donegal’s Altan has been the gold standard of Irish bands. Led by the spectacular two-fiddle frontline of Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Ciaran Tourish, Altan performs a special St. Patrick’s Day celebration on the MainStage. Armed with fiddles, guitars, a bouzouki, and accordion, the six-piece band infuses a contemporary sensibility into traditional music—all of it sweetened by Mairead’s beautiful voice (the quintessential pure Irish soprano). From hard driving jigs and reels to the sweet and sad ballads sung in Gaelic and English, Altan displays a mastery of form and a freshness of vision. Sláinte!