Irish Traditional Band Altan Comes to The CCA

Irish Traditional Band Altan Comes to The CCA

International traditional Irish band Altan will perform on Thursday, March 15 at 7:30PM at the Capitol Center for the Arts. The performance is part of a tour promoting the band's new album THE GAP OF DREAMS. The show is sponsored by New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV) and Sanborn Head.

The 13 tracks on THE GAP OF DREAMS transport listeners 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. The album's title is borrowed from a poem by Francis Carlin, The Ballad of Douglas Bridge, in which he writes: "The Gap of Dreams is never shut," referring to the gap between this world and the Otherworld.

Singer and founding member Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh became the 2017 recipient of the TG4 Gradam Ceoil/Traditional Musician of the Year, one of Ireland's highest musical honors, recognizing her prominent role in supporting, nurturing and strengthening Irish traditional music.

Tickets for the March 15 performance start at $34.50, plus any applicable fees for phone/Internet sales. They may be ordered by calling the Capitol Center for the Arts at (603) 225-1111 or online at ccanh.com. Tickets may also obtained at the Center's box office at 44 South Main St., Concord, NH, which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11AM to 6PM and Saturdays from 11AM-2PM.

The award-winning Capitol Center for the Arts (ccanh.com) inspires, educates, and entertains audiences by providing a quality venue for the performing arts as well as a wide range of professional-level, artistically-significant presentations. The Center is conveniently located off Rt. 93 in downtown Concord, New Hampshire and is close to several quality restaurants, shopping boutiques, and other area attractions. The facility first opened in 1927 as the Capitol Theatre, a prime stop on the Vaudeville circuit; it later became Concord's premier movie house and concert hall. After closing in 1989, it underwent a multi-million dollar renovation / modernization and reopened in 1995 as the Capitol Center for the Arts. Today, the Capitol Center is home to the 1304-seat Chubb Theatre, the Spotlight Café, The Governor's Hall ballroom, and the Kimball House, a Victorian mansion.
Irish Traditional Band Altan Comes to The CCA

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