An Realt
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The best kept secret in music

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"Jackdaws Newsletter"

"The room heats up fast when this exciting Celtic trio takes the stage. Talented songwriter Mac MacKenzie fronts the band on lead vocals, guitar and Appalachian dulcimer, and Star Betts is the radiant fiddler whose joy for the music is absolutely exhilarating. The heartbeat of the band is Adam McIntyre's superb bodhran playing, and he really kicks it up when he moves out front for a round of masterful P.E.I. style step-dancing. These folks are going places!"

Tom Wilson
Music Director
Jackdaw's Pub & Restaurant
- Tom Wilson


"The Cuchulainn Club"

On behalf of the Cuchulainn Club thanks to all your band and the dancers for providing such a wonderful closing to the festival. All the comments from the audience indicate your band was just super and we'd really like to have you back again. It was just a treat to have you with us.

Anne Reid
President
The Cuchulainn Club - Anne Reid


Discography

DANCING IN THE MORNING (EP)
Tracks are radio and audio stream ready.

Track 1 - Molly In The Kitchen
Track 2 - Molly's Reel
Track 3 - Dancing In The Morning
Track 4 - Without A Home
Track 5 - Maggie's Set

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Bio

An Realt (pronounced "Awn-Ray-Alt") is a Calgary-based Celtic/Roots band blending a mix of styles from traditional Irish, Scottish and Celtic music, to Canadian East Coast music, folky originals with hints of Middle Eastern and Asian flavours.

"Taking in an An Realt performance is like watching musical seascape unfold before you. Rich musical colors and flavors flood your senses through a sui generis presentation of traditional Celtic and world music pulsing with a strong rhythmic presence and lush melodic and harmonic interactions."

Traditional Celtic stylings are the foundation of the band’s sound, but it goes beyond that as well. Adam whose influences include The Chieftains, The Barra MacNeil’s and Bill Whelan has strong roots in Celtic music, while Starlene’s draws from the likes of Classical composers and the experimental stylings Kate Bush. Meanwhile Mac spent much of his time in the folk-rock arena, developing his love for Celtic music while studying the music of The Chieftains, The Clancy Brothers, Silly Wizard, Steelye Span and The Crossing.