The Oran Bagraidh album is the result of work created during a Knockengorroch residency in Galloway to explore Galloway Gaelic. It will launch at Celtic Connections on 2 February at Mitchell Theatre.
The Oran Bagraidh album features Josie Duncan, Conor Caldwell, Gwyneth Glyn, MacGillivray, Rody Gorman, Barnaby Brown, Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde and Lorcán Mac Mathúna and is available to pre-order now here
9 August: Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow
Supported by Josie Duncan
10 August: St Vincent’s Chapel. Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Very limited capacity! With support from the fantabulous Bristol Branch!
11 August: Workshop at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh.
A rare visit to the UK for this deeply expressive Brazilian singer- songwriter and her band. Renata plays the rabeca, a fiddle from Northeastern Brazil and northern Portugal, and calls it her ‘second voice’. With it she delves into polyphonic harmonies and unearths musical influences from many sources: European, African, Arab and indigenous Brazilian. Traditions and rhythms abound in a vibrant energetic performance. Nominated for Songlines Best Artist Award 2018, Renata’s joyful voice and masterful handling of the rabeca, accompanied by lively percussion make this a performance not to be missed!
A Knockengorroch World Ceilidh preview evening with Josie Duncan and Pablo Lafuente, Morag Brown and Lewis Powell-Reid at The Catstrand, New Galloway
Friday 27 April
7.30 – 10pm
2017 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winners, Duncan and Lafuente are one of the most dextrous and delicate folk acts on the scene today. They will perform the music from their debut album with special guests Signy Jacobsdottir (percussion) and Innes White (guitar). The album is a mix of original and traditional songs from all corners of Scotland and the world over. Josie’s crystal clear voice is equally at home in Gaelic, Scots or English.
This will be a sneak preview of Josie’s singing. – she is also the singer with INYAL, who will perform at the World Ceilidh festival this May.
Morag and Lewis play a rich repertoire of music from a wide variety of traditions. On fiddle and cittern or accordion, they are at home performing traditional Scottish, English and Irish music, as well as music from across Europe, the Balkans and Greece. They take inspiration from traditional archive sources, from the musicians they meet and the places they travel to. When playing together, their shared intuition and love of spontaneity allows them to freely move between melody, harmony and improvisation.
Morag is a member of Awry who play annually at the World Ceilidh festival for the famous Knockengorroch ceilidh on Sunday afternoon.
Tickets are £10. All ticket buyers will receive 10% off their World Ceilidh ticket. (Existing festival ticket holders gain event admission for £5)
Supported by the Catstrand and Dumfries and Galloway Regional Arts Fund
Tickets available here
47soul السبعة و أربعين – the Arab electronic hip-hop supergroup will release their full-length debut BALFRON PROMISE
47soul السبعة و أربعين have become renowned for inventing their own genre Shamstep (also the name of their debut EP), which fuses hip-hop and pop lyrics in English and Arabic. The electronic creation, featuring elements of Arab roots music have been kicked up a gear on Balfron Promise, with cinematic soundscapes and menacing rock undertones creating an extra atmospheric edge.
After party by Samedia Shebeen. All gig ticket holders will get a discount to Samedia Shebeen.