One of the realities of living in the public spotlight is that all your shining victories are there for everyone to gaze upon. But so are your failures. And, worst of all, your tragedies.
And Altan's greatest tragedy, the death in 1994 of its co-founder Frankie Kennedy, was only made worse by his relationship to another Altan original, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh. He was her husband. They met when Mairead was only 15 and were married in 1981.