Altan, a leading force in traditional Irish music for nearly 40 years, was founded by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Frankie Kennedy in the early 1980s. Their music, ranging from energetic dance tunes to soulful songs, reflects the depth of Irish heritage. Altan’s global popularity earned them an Irish postal stamp and recognition from Donegal County Council. With award-winning recordings and new member Clare Friel, they continue to thrive and share their culture worldwide. Their traditional approach and integrity have earned praise from renowned sources, solidifying their status as Celtic music pioneers.