Live Music in studio with BellX1.
Careful What You Wish For and The Great Defector.
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).
Mairead and the 2 Ciarans’ Tourish and Curran hot footed it down from Donegal to give us a taste of their concert this Saturday night in The National Concert Hall.
Don Baker is one of the greatest harmonica players ever to come out of Ireland. He has also starred in several films with some of the world's best actors and since April he has been touring around Ireland. He has come off the road to be with us this morning and he was here with his guitar and his famous harmonica strapped around his neck.
Presenter: Sean O'Rourke