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 Altan - The Gap Of Dreams (CD)   

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Release Date:03/02/2018;Notes:2018 release. After 30 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 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. It is this spirit that informed the development of the band through their many phases of growth from a duo performing in pubs to international touring and recording artists. Back in their beloved landscape at Attica Studios in the townland of Termon, it seemed as if the inspiration of the beloved landscape spilled into the studio. With producers Michael Kenney and Tommy McLaughlin, the album captures the essence that has continued to represent the hallmark of Altan's music.;Track List:1. The Gap of Dreams/Nia's Jig/The Beekeeper;2. The Month of January;3. Seán Sa Cheo/Tuar/Oíche Fheidhmieúil (A Spirited Night);4. Bacach SHÍL Andaí;5. The Piper in the Cave/An Ghaoth Aniar Aneas;6. Níon A' Bhaoigheallaigh;7. The Tullaghan Lasses/The Cameronian/The Pigeon on the Gate;8. An Bealach Seo 'TÁ Romham (This Road Ahead of Me);9. Dark Inishowen;10. The Templehouse Strathspew Reel/John Mhosey McGinley's/The Mermaid of Mullaghmore;11. Cumha An Oileán;12. Port Alex;13. Fare Thee Well a STÓR

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