Podcast #28: Altan


How it’s New York: Altan often play here; last seen in Brooklyn this summer, and playing City Winery rssheadphonesMarch 1. New York-based Bruce Molsky is one of the guests on the CD.
How it’s Irish: Altan are from Donegal. This album blends Irish and Appalachian sounds.

Altan, specifically Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Ciarain Tourish, and Dáithí Sproule, talk to us about their brand new CD “The Widening Gyre.” Special guests on the CD include Bruce Molsky, Tim O’Brien, Alison Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Sam Bush, Darol Anger and more.


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Gwen Orel
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The only New York journalist who writes for both the Forward and Irish Music Magazine.