It’s been a very busy first few months of the year for us Dàimh’ers. We had a great night at Celtic Connections (check out this Scotsman Review) celebrating 15 years since our first album Moidart to Mabou with a concert featuring seven Gaelic singers that have sung, toured and recorded with us over the years. It really was a special night and we were delighted to share it with a sold out Glasgow Royal Concert Hall audience.
We also did a couple of live BBC Radio Scotland perfomances during the festival (check out our YouTube Channel for some footage from the CCA Glasgow) and did our very first session on Mark Radcliffe’s Radio 2 Folk Show. In between all the Glasgow madness we found time to get over to Ireland and had a brilliant weekend at The Local in Dungarven under the watchful eye of old pal Donnchadh Gough then up to Howth with Francie Devine and the Howth Singing Circle for Burns Night in the Abbey Tavern. We followed that up with a magic weekend in Reykjavik, Iceland at the KEX Hostel, massive thanks to Bodvar and Arnar for having us in your amazing country!
At the end of February we made our way back over to the U.S. for a month of gigs all the way down the east coast and then we headed over to Durango, Colorado and our first trip Wyoming. It was fantastic, although we were a bit disappointed with the lack of snow and cold weather as we’d packed our winter jackets and long underwear. Looking forward to returning to the U.S. in August 2016 so keep an eye on the website for dates.
We made a very brief visit to Cape Breton Island, Canada (Angus’ home island) only last week for a couple of performances as part of Showcase Scotland at theEast Coast Music Week with our travel buddies RURA. It was a whirlwind couple of days but fantastic to be representing Scottish music and playing for the North American delegates. Great to catch up with a lot of good friends we’ve made over the years and make some new ones.
Weigh anchor and set sail with 2015 Scottish Folk Band of the Year, Dàimh, as they travel around the Hebrides recording a series of intimate concerts during the making of their new album, The Hebridean Sessions.
Based in the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland the band wanted to capture a snapshot of their local repertoire in their natural environment. This video made byBen Cormack from the Isle of Eigg follows them on their musical voyage during a week in April and tells the tale of the making of the highly acclaimed album which was entirely recorded, mixed, mastered and designed on Hebridean Islands.
Our Scottish Summer Tour kicks off in June. Check out our dates and set sail with us on our Scottish Hebridean Sessions launch adventure.