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The Gap Of Dreams

Altan - The Gap Of Dreams

After thirty years of playing on stages all over the world from Dublin to New York, Tokyo to Sydney, premier traditional Irish band, Altan came back to the hills of Donegal to record their new album, The Gap Of Dreams. The 13 tracks transport the listener to the lifestyle of rural Donegal, to a time before electricity when folks would gather together in the mists of winter to tell stories, sing songs and dance into the wee hours of the night. The music lifted the locals’ spirits and helped elevate them beyond the hardships of the day like famine, conflict and emigration.

TAGS: Celtic | Folk | Irish | World

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"The Gap Of Dreams/Nia’s Jig/The Beekeeper"


  1. 1. The Gap Of Dreams/Nia’s Jig/The Beekeeper
  2. 2. The Month Of January
  3. 3. Seán Sa Cheo/Tuar/Oíche Fheidhmieúil (A Spirited Night)
  4. 4. Bacach Shíl Andaí
  5. 5. The Piper In The Cave/An Ghaoth Aniar Aneas
  6. 6. Níon A’ Bhaoigheallaigh
  7. 7. The Tullaghan Lasses/The Cameronian/The Pigeon On The Gate
  8. 8. An Bealach Seo ‘Tá Romham (This Road Ahead Of Me)
  9. 9. Dark Inishowen
  10. 10. The Templehouse Strathspew & Reel/John Mhosey Mcginley’s/The Mermaid Of Mullaghmore
  11. 11. Cumha An Oileán
  12. 12. Port Alex
  13. 13. Fare Thee Well, A Stór

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Oct 24
    Norwalk, CT, US Altan at Wall Street Theater
  • Oct 31
    Chicago, IL, US Altan at Old Town School of Folk Music
  • Nov 18
    Sacramento, CA, US Altan at The Sofia
  • Oct 26
    Richmond, VA, US Altan at The Tin Pan
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