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The Alt

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:30pm

"Every song has been well chosen and each is delivered with a style and clarity that shows all three singers to be masters of their craft."-Folk Radio UK

The three members of the band the Alt posing with their instruments
The Alt

The Alt is comprised of the three members that could rightly be considered a supergroup of folk music. First up is Ex-Solas member, renowned guitarist and songwriter John Doyle. Doyle is well known throughout the folk community for his stellar compositions and musicianship and has worked with everyone from Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Tim O’Brien, to name but a few. Then there’s Nuala Kennedy. She is a noted flautist, singer and songwriter in her own right, touring all over the world and recording with artists like Will Oldham and Oliver Schroer for which she has received critical acclaim and recognition. Finally there’s Eamon O’Leary, who in addition to having performed and recorded with many of the top names in Irish music, is one half of the critically acclaimed Murphy Beds. The Murphy Beds have collaborated with longtime alt-folk greats Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Beth Orton along with several other respected musicians in their field.

As a trio, they make beautiful and compelling music that celebrates and demonstrates their love for old Irish ballads and freshly discovered songs that make up the rich Irish folk tradition. Each of these master musicians use their partnership and talent to touch at something deeper in the music and make it all their own.

To purchase tickets to see The Alt live in concert at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, follow our purchase tickets link to the right. Single tickets for this performance will go on sale September 19, 2017.

  • Advance Sales/At the Door General: $25/$30
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Discount: $20/$25
  • Advance Sales/At the Door Children 17 & Under & UHH/HCC Students: $12/$17