"A full-bodied pipe-and-whistle extravaganza"
Irish Music Magazine
Réalta takes 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. 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!" 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 with a stirring mix of tunes on uilleann pipes, whistles, flute, guitar, piano, double bass, bouzouki, banjo and bodhrán.