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No Irish traditional band in the last twenty years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. Now, in celebration of their 25th year as a band, Altan are releasing the 25th Anniversary Celebration CD, recorded at RTE Studios in Dublin with the RTE Concert Orchestra and featuring 15 of the bands favourite songs and tunes from their storied career. The CD shows the band are at the peak of their skills. This new release firmly places them in the pantheon of Irish music alongside genre icons such as The Chieftains and The Dubliners all the while demonstrating an elegance and grace rarely found in the tradition. The CD was released in Ireland on February 19th, in the UK on the 22nd and will be carried by Compass in the USA and Canada where it goes on sale from the first week of March.

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