Folkadelphia Session: Altan - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Altan | Photo by Leila Grossman | courtesy of the artist

Over the last nearly two decades and over ten albums, Altan has established themselves as one, if not the foremost forces in traditional Irish music. Altan has continued to entertain and educate the masses about Celtic music, enlisting artists like Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton and others to participate.

Now on their 12th full length release entitled The Widening Gyre, Altan explores the influence and relationship of Appalachian American folk music on the Irish and vice-versa, to great effect. Folkadelphia caught up with the band while they were touring this new chapter in the Altan legacy.

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