Broadway In Boothbay


Friday, February 27, 2015, 07:30pm

With founding member Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh at the helm for nearly 30 years, Altan has existed as one of the most important live acts to play traditional Irish music in Ireland and on the world stage. Altan have toured all over the USA and Europe as well as Asia and their appearance at the Opera House this February marks the first night of their US tour, their only Maine appearance and one of only three New England shows for the group this year. From sensitive and touching old Irish songs to stirring jigs and reels, the Boston Globe describes them aptly as “The hottest group in the Celtic realm!” The acoustic quintet features Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (lead vocals, fiddle), Ciarán Tourish (fiddle, tin whistle, backing vocals), Dermot Byrne (button accordion, melodeon), Dáithí Sproule (guitar/vocals) and Ciarán Curran (bouzouki, bouzouki guitar). Come listen to the group called “one of the Celtic world’s great treasures, gifted with a front line that is a sheer powerhouse,” says the Los Angeles Times. The Irish Echo says, “…under no circumstances should they be missed in concert.” Do not miss this show! Visit their website at The show begins at 7:30 PM. Doors for seating open at 7:00pm. Advance tickets $25, day of show $30.



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