We are currently working on our third album and yes, this will be the first duo album to include songs! We are having a great time in the studio at the moment, and you will be able to buy the album on our November 2015 tour. Check out our album launch tour dates here.
On the 26th July we are heading to Warwick Folk Festival and we have a home gig at the O2 ABC Glasgow on the 31st July. Then we head to Ceol Colonsa on Colonsay and Forest Folk in Nr Boarhunt. Please see our gigs page for a full list of November tour dates.
Rehearsing some new material for our upcoming tour today. Please check our gigs page for details. You can also follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mairearadandanna and on Twitter @MairearadG and @abmassie
The Mairearad and Anna Big Band at The Arches as part of Celtic Connections was amazing fun!! We were very chuffed with our band of Natalie Hass on Cello, Eilidh Shaw and Gillian Frame on Fiddles, Tia Files on pipes, percussion, guitar and whistle and Laura-beth Salter on mandolin. We really hope to get this band on the go again for some festivals in the future. In the meantime it’s “just the two of us!” for our massive April tour, then Shetland Folk Festival, a tour of Austria, and finishing our long stint with a nice quiet one at Orkney Folk Festival!!!
Hope you are all having a brilliant Christmas holiday! Can’t believe it is nearly 2014! We have had an amazing 2013 and thanks again to our loyal audiences for such continued support. Most of the venues we play really are a long way to travel for just a practice!
For Hogmanay, Anna will be playing on the BBC ALBA Hogmanay show http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03mnhmc and Mairearad will be in Ullapool Village Hall doing a ceilidh with Rachel Newton, Eilean Green, Hamish Napier and Iain Copeland.
We hope to see you all at our very exciting Celtic Connections gig performing our recent album “Doubling” with some very talented special guests. Here is the link to the gig http://www.celticconnections.com/Events/Pages/Event.aspx?ev=849&ty=Celtic%20Connections
We are delighted to have been nominated for Live Act of the Year at The Scots Trad Music Awards! You can vote here http://projects.scottishcultureonline.com/scotstradmusicawards/voting/ Thanks to everyone who comes out to our gigs and makes our live act an absolute pleasure.
Beginning of October, you say? How did that happen!? Just a month until we head off on our travels again – yippee! Who’s joining us? #Belfast, #Gateshead, #Glasgow, #Edinburgh, #Doncaster, #Bromsgrove, #Boxford, #Colchester, #Dartford, #Irvine and #Kirkcaldy – ‘mon the hashtag doon!