This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… Altan Urag September 10, 2016Posted by irishelectionliterature in This Weekend I'll Mostly Be Listening to....
Altan Urag are a Mongolian folk rock band that have been around since 2002. They have feared on the soundtrack to the film ‘Mongol’ and the Netflix series Marco Polo. The sound includes Mongolian Throat Singing (known as khöömii) and they play a variety of traditional Mongolian instruments such as the morin khuur (horse head fiddle), ikh khuur (grand horse head fiddle) and yoochin (a type of hammered dulcimer).
I’ve been listening to them for a while and it’s excellent.