2015 was an amazing year for Dàimh. We started the year by picking up the award for Best Folk Band in Europe at the Folkherbst competition in Plauen, Germany, and finished the year by being named Folk Band of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards in Dundee!

In between, we recorded a new album, The Hebridean Sessions, which has been our fastest selling album to date. We also embarked on our first tour of America, going coast to coast with gigs in New York City all the way to San Francisco.

We kick off 2016 with a special concert at Celtic Connections celebrating fifteen years since our first album, Moidart to Mabou. We’ve invited seven Gaelic singers that have sung, toured and recorded with us over these years for a special one-off evening of songs. Click on the link to read an in-depth article from the Sunday Herald about the band..the conclusion being most eloquent description of what ‘Dàimh actually means.

We have two more tours in the US to look forward to this year with the first one starting at the end of February (check out our website for dates). We also have a few other exciting things up our sleeve so keep up to date with Facebook, Twitter and our newsletter (we promise not to fill your emails full of junk!!!).

Here’s a wee video from our time in Uist whilst recording The Hebridean Sessions. Had to go on a bit of a diet to get us all in there…but it was worth it!

If the video hasn’t sold it for you, check out this review from Bright Young Folk.

Here’s a list of upcoming gigs…Celtic Connections, Ireland, Iceland and the U.S.A.

15/01/2016Celtic Connections Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
15/01/2016 – 16/01/2016BBC Radio 3 @ Celtic Connections CCA Glasgow, Glasgow
22/01/2016The Local The Local, Dungarvan Co Waterford
23/01/2016Howth Burns Nicht Abbey Tavern, Howth Co. Dublin
24/01/2016Celtic Connections – BBC Radio Scotland CCA Glasgow, Glasgow
27/01/2016The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2
29/01/2016KEX – Reykjavik KEX HOSTEL, 101 Reykjavik
30/01/2016KEX – Reykjavik KEX HOSTEL, 101 Reykjavik
27/02/2016Wilde Auditorium University of Hartford, Hartford CT
28/02/2016Towne Crier Towne Crier, Beacon NY
02/03/2016The Burren The Burren, Boston MA
04/03/2016Bedford Bedford Library, Bedford VA
05/03/2016Footmad Capitol Center Theater, Charleston WV
11/03/2016Durango Irish Festival Henry Theater, Durango CO
12/03/2016Durango Irish Festival IRISH EMBASSY PUB, Durango CO
13/03/2016KWMV Radio House Concert Chandler House, Westcliffe CO
16/03/2016 – 17/03/2016Ceili at the Roundhouse Fest School Program Evanston Roundhouse, Evanston WY
18/03/2016Ceili at the Roundhouse Celtic Festival Evanston Roundhouse, Evanston WY
19/03/2016Ceili at the Roundhouse Celtic Festival Evanston Roundhouse, Evanston WY
20/03/2016Soiled Dove Celtic Events Soiled Dove, Denver CO

The Hebridean Sessions; and all albums released on our Goat Island Music label are now available digitally on BANDCAMP! Check it out, this is the only place to getMoidart to Mabou and Pirates of Puirt…anywhere!

Our fiddle-playing, beer-drinking band member, Gabe has gone for it and got serious about making his own beer by starting up his own brewery; Laig Bay Brewery. Gabe and his brew partner Stu got a mention in The Herald and have some big news coming in the New Year! Watch this space!