Réalta

 Belfast, Ireland

Réalta take a lively, exciting and respectful approach to Irish traditional music.

Reared on a staple diet of The Bothy Band, Planxty and other such classics, this Belfast based band captures the timeless aspects of the tradition and presents it in its raw form – fresh and beautiful…

…Or as one reviewer put it, “Réalta carry on the Bothy Band tradition of taking tunes by the scruff of the neck and firing excitement through them like hot flames!”

The pipes and whistles of Conor Lamb and Aaron O’Hagan along with the strings of Deirdre Galway are served with a fresh, yet timeless quality that is sustained throughout the thirteen tracks of an array of tunes that include marches, jigs and reels.

Having toured Germany, Switzerland and Greece alongside traditional music legends Altan, and won the prestigious ‘Danny Kyle Award’ at Celtic Connections Festival, these young musicians have firmly established themselves on the international Irish music scene. Their music has taken them throughout Europe and on to New York, India and South Korea. Grab your dancing shoes and find out why as they perform a stirring mix of tunes on uilleann pipes, whistles, flute, guitar, piano, double bass, bouzouki, banjo and bodhrán.

Réalta’s star has definitely risen and can now be seen in the northern sky somewhere over Belfast. With every track a delight it’s one for repeat plays. Inspiring music.

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