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Musical Instrument Museum - MIM says
Altan is an Irish folk and traditional music group that was formed in County Donegal, Ireland, in 1987. Led by the world-renowned fiddler and vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Altan emerged during the 1990s as one of the premier Irish traditional music groups. In 1996, the group signed with Virgin Records, the first Irish band of their kind to be signed by a major label. From the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard-hitting reels and jigs, Altan has moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo and Seattle. It has since sold millions of records worldwide. Throughout, there has been the unwavering commitment of the band to bring the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers, to contemporary audiences in a way that brings out all its qualities and destroys none. No other traditional Irish band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan.
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