Renowned Irish Group Altan to Release The Poison Glen in March

Altan - The Poison Glen (Gleann Nimhe)
Legendary Irish music band Altan will be releasing The Poison Glen (Gleann Nimhe) on February 28th in the United States, March 9th in Ireland and March 12th in the UK.

The Poison Glen is reminiscent to earlier classic albums such as The Red Crow and Horse with a Heart, and the instrumental prowess of Ciaran Tourish (fiddle), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Mark Kelly (guitar), Ciarán Curran (bouzouki) and Daithi Sproule (guitar) alternately shines on sets of sprightly jigs, driving reels and gorgeous airs, and interweaves with Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh’s ethereal vocals. Standout tracks on the album include “The House on the Corner”, “The Lily of the West” and “The Wheels of the World.”

Altan is still one of Ireland’s leading bands. After 30 years together, they are still making music as exciting and relevant as when they first started.

USA Tour

3 March – The Cedar – Minneapolis, MN
4 March – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
6 March – Barns at Wolftrap – Vienna, VA
7 March – Sellersville Theater – Sellersville, PA
8 March – City Winery – New York City, NY
9 March – The Music Hall – Portsmouth, NH
10 March – Somerville Theatre – Somerville, MA


14 March – Espace Roudour – St Martin des Champs
15 March – Centre Culturel Balvoine – Arques
16 March – Les Saulnieres – Le Mans
17 March – Disneyland – Paris


12 April – Ullensaker Kulturhus – Jessheim
13 April – Fredrikstad
14 April – Drammen
15 April – Skien
17 April – Grimstad
18 April – Kristiansand
19 April – Sandnes
20 April – Stryn
21 April – Florø
22 April – Vågå, Skien
24 April – Kolbotn
25 April – Bø Telemark
26 April – Modum
27 April – Nøtterøy

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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