Rogue & Celtic Performing Arts






2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Accessible All ages

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ALTAN ~ Direct from Ireland!

With founding member Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh at the helm for nearly 30 years, Altan continues to be one of the most important live acts to play traditional Irish music in Ireland and on the World stage. Altan have toured all over North America and Europe. They also enjoy popularity in Japan where they frequently tour and have hosted Altan festivals in the middle of Tokyo to thousands of enthusiastic fans. From sensitive and touching old Irish songs to stirring jigs and reels, Boston Globe describes them aptly as “The hottest group in the Celtic realm!”

Altan show no signs of slowing down. In recent years, this Donegal band has been exploring and experimenting with their music using orchestral arrangements of their most popular pieces. In fact, Altan celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a symphonic best-of album release and tour of Europe with the RTE Concert Orchestra in 2010.

Their 11th studio album, Gleann Nimhe – The Poison Glen, was released worldwide on Compass Records in 2012. Irish Times raved: “Instrumentally, Altan have never sounded better or tighter. [Poison Glen] is richly layered musicianship shot through with verve.” 

To mark St. Patrick's week we're very excited to co-present Altan with Celtfest Vancouver Island! Be ready for guest artists and CeltFest dancers added to the mix.

Altan played 7 times at the Rogue between 1989 and 1999, and we are delighted to welcome them back - at last! - to North Vancouver's Centennial Theatre with a brand new studio album - The Widening Gyre, recorded in Nashville with guest appearances by the likes of Tim O'Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bruce Molsky and Alison Krauss - and a special program commemorating the life and music of one of its founding members, Frankie Kennedy, who passed away in 1994. This celebrated Irish band features Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (lead vocals, fiddle), Ciarán Tourish (fiddle, tin whistle, backing vocals), Martin Tourish (button accordion, melodeon), Dáithí Sproule (guitar/vocals) and Ciarán Curran (bouzouki, bouzouki guitar).

TICKETS:  $37.75 adult | $34 student / group / CeltFest alum* / Rogue Folk members | $19 child (under 12) plus tax
BUY tickets through the Centennial Theatre Box Office: call (604) 984-4484 to order or BUY online
In-person sales only (starting Jan) @ Prussin Music, 3607 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC: (604) 736-3036
Group sales & CeltFest / Rogue Clan members must call the box office to claim discount: (604) 984-4484  

Or buy your tickets at a Rogue Folk Club concert, with no Service Charges!