FAT FEST: Altan
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Altan: A Celtic Tapestry of Timeless Melodies
Get ready to be transported to the heart of Irish tradition as Altan, the iconic Irish folk band, graces the stage at Sea Church for the Folk, Alternative & Traditional Music Festival (FAT Fest) 2024.
And joining Altan on this incredible musical journey is the talented and enchanting Fiona Kennedy. A rising star in the music industry, Fiona’s unique blend of soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics have earned her a dedicated following worldwide. With her distinct sound and undeniable stage presence, Fiona is sure to leave a lasting impression on concert-goers.
Hailing from the vibrant landscapes of County Donegal, Altan has been enchanting audiences worldwide with their soulful melodies and authentic Celtic spirit for over three decades. Formed in the late ’80s, Altan has become a symbol of Ireland’s rich musical heritage and a driving force in the global folk music scene.
Led by the mesmerising vocals and fiddling mastery of Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Altan seamlessly weaves together the threads of traditional Irish tunes with a contemporary twist. Their music is a celebration of centuries-old traditions, infused with a fresh, innovative spirit that resonates across generations.
Altan’s unwavering dedication to preserving and evolving Irish music has earned them international acclaim. With numerous awards, including a Grammy nomination, Altan stands as a testament to the enduring power of Celtic music on the global stage.
Witness the magic of Altan live at Sea Church, where the intimate setting enhances the connection between the band and the audience. As part of FAT Fest 2024, Altan will bring their rich tapestry of tunes, showcasing the beauty and vitality of Irish folk music.
Fiona Kennedy is a highly versatile singer-songwriter and nominee for the prestigious IRMA Award. Her recent album, ‘Find Me,’ has received widespread acclaim, leading to a sold-out nationwide album tour and solidifying her position among the top female artists in Ireland.
The album was recognized as Album of the Week on RTE Lyric Fm, with the single release ‘All Together Now’ reaching number four on the Irish and UK airplay chart and being featured on the RTE Radio 1 Recommends List. Additionally, two other tracks from the album reached number one on the iTunes chart.
Fiona’s exceptional talent has garnered attention from renowned artists and critics alike. Crystal Gayle has praised her beautiful voice, while she has had her own one-hour TV special on RTE and has supported international acts such as Carole King, Kris Kristofferson, and John Martyn. Her unique voice has earned her significant radio airplay and numerous TV appearances, including performances on The Late Late Show stage. Fiona is a regular performer at The Cork Jazz Festival and The Clonakilty Guitar Fest, and she has also showcased her talents at international festivals like the Americas Cup in Auckland, New Zealand.
In addition to her singing abilities, Fiona is an accomplished songwriter. She has collaborated with esteemed musicians and producers, including Robin Robbyns of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Bill Shanley (known for his work with Mary Black), and Christian Best (associated with Mick Flannery), among others. Fiona’s captivating new show, ‘Natural Woman,’ is set to launch this year at the Cork Arts Theatre. The show celebrates the exceptional women in music through heartfelt songs and captivating stories that are sure to leave audiences uplifted and singing along.
Joining Fiona at her performance in F.A.T. Fest is the superb guitarist Billy Kennedy. Although they share the same surname, they are not related. Together, they create magical moments onstage with their warmth and musical craftsmanship. Since the release of Fiona’s latest album, they have delighted audiences in venues from Cork to Belfast, often accompanied by Fiona’s top-class band. Every show promises an engaging blend of great songs and stories that follow the life, loves, and career of this musical warrior.
Fiona’s talent is undeniable, and her ability to effortlessly change the mood of a performance has earned her praise from critics, with Progradar U.K. noting her numerous catchy tunes. Fiona Kennedy is an artist who continues to push boundaries and captivate audiences with her exceptional musical prowess.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience Altan’s captivating melodies and the soul-stirring essence of Irish tradition. Join us for an unforgettable evening as Altan and Fiona take center stage at Sea Church.
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