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21/05/18 Donegal County Council to honour Altan


Altan who are being honoured with a Civic Reception.


The County House in Lifford will be the venue for a very special Civic Reception this evening when the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Gerry McMonagle and the elected members of Donegal County Council honour and pay tribute to the internationally acclaimed Irish folk music band Altan.


Altan was founded in the mid eighties by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her late husband Frankie Kennedy and has performed across the globe and collaborated with music greats such as Dolly Parton, Enya, The Chieftains and Bonnie Raitt.


Speaking in advance of the civic reception Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry Monagle said “I am delighted to be hosting this Civic Reception to honour the outstanding achievements and contribution made by Altan.  For 30 years they have shared the story of Donegal through their unique music.  They have inspired and moved audiences and they have brought the beauty of Irish traditional music to all parts of the world.  And in doing this they have conveyed the essence of Donegal and of our special sense of place in the world.  It is truly an honour to be in a position to host this civic reception which is our way of conveying our gratitude for all they have done and achieved”.


The event will take place at 6pm this evening in the County House in Lifford.

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