Autumnal greetings and a long overdue update from us to you!
We’ve had a fantastic summer visiting festivals all over the UK and farther afield. It was great to play at Sark Folk Festival, Stonehaven Folk Festival, Heb Celt, Feis an Eilean, Warwick Folk Festival, Wickham, Boomtown and rounding things off was a lovely weekend in Denmark for the Tønder Festival. Huge thank you to all involved and ofcourse to you if were at one of the shows/festivals!
Our only September outing was a cracker, the Belhaven Brewery 300th Birthday Bash in Dunbar! An amazing line up and beautiful weather made for the perfect end to our summer adventures. Thanks Belhaven!
Heading into Autumn we’ve got a few exciting dates in the pipeline…
This October sees us head back out to Canada. We have a four date run in Ontario (dates below) before we jump in the van and drive to Cape Breton for the wonderful Celtic Colours festival. This year we’re excited to be ‘Artists in Residence’ where we will be doing our own shows, workshops and also getting the opportunity to collaborated with a band that have been a big inspiration for us, the mighty Beolach!
4th The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston ON
5th Marienbad Restaurant/Chaucer’s Pub London ON
6th Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Peterborough ON
8th National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts Ottawa ON
12th Membertou Trade and Convention Centre Membertou NS
13th Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site Cape Breton Island NS
15th Strathspey Performing Arts Centre Mabou NS
17th Inveraray Resort Hotel on Baddeck Bay NS Cape Breton Island NS
18th St Andrews Presbyterian Church Cape Breton Island NS
19th Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre NS
Scots Trad Music Awards
We’re so chuffed that Frenzy of the Meeting has been nominated for ‘Album of The Year’ at the 2019 Scots Trad Music Awards, thank you! It’s been such a strong year for new releases, it’s an honour to be recognised alongside our pals and heroes.
You can vote for the awards now over here:
24th Guinness IRISH CHRISTMAS
This winter we are heading out to Austria to join this fantastic 3 week tour playing alongside the amazing Friel Sisters and Paul MacKenna. For all the dates and info head over here: www.weltenklang.at
In 2020 it will have been 15 years since we debuted at Celtic Connections and to celebrate we are bringing a special show to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall where we will be joined by past members, key collaborators and some special guests. We’re also excited that the great Seamus Egan will be opening proceedings. Tickets are available now, hope to see you there!