Well it's all go folks!
We launch our new album 'Cruinn' tomorrow at the Arts Club, Glasgow at Showcase Scotland. Lots of national and international industry folk will be there.
Then on Friday we play again at the Arts Club as part of Celtic Connections. Lovely venue.
Just confirmed... We will be playing at the Gaelic club Am Bothan in Edinburgh on Fri 1 March. More details to follow.
Downloads of the new album will be available from tomorrow too. See link on our Shop page.
Issued By: Cruinn
Date: Monday, 21 January, 2013
Gaelic Band Cruinn to Release Debut Album
Highland based Gaelic singing quartet - Cruinn, are set to launch their debut album at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow on the 31st January and then perform at the festival the following night. It's release comes exactly a year since the band performed their debut concert at the prestigious winter music festival.
Cruinn brings together four of Scotland's premier Gaelic singers - James Graham, Fiona Mackenzie, Brian Ó hEadhra and Rachel Walker. As individuals they have earned high distinction for their musicianship and performances. Collectively as Cruinn they are fast earning a reputation for their presentations of songs in Gaelic, both traditional and contemporary, and are admired for their outstanding use of harmonies and superb arrangements.
These arrangements and harmonies come to the fore on Cruinn's new album, entitled "Cruinn", which was produced by the acclaimed producer Jim Sutherland and recorded by Stuart Hamilton in the prestigious Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland.
"The band has come a long way in just a year" states Lochaber based band member Rachel Walker. "We have worked hard in choosing a diverse mix of material for the album, including songs from Ireland, England, Hungary which are translated into Gaelic, as well as self-composed songs and traditional Gaelic ones."
Fellow band member, Inverness based Fiona Mackenzie is looking forward to the year ahead, stating, "We hope this album will broaden our audience at home and abroad. We already have bookings this year for the new Trad Fest Edinburgh/Dùn Èideann, the Ullapool Book Festival, and as resident band at the Blas Festival. We can't wait!"
The album "Cruinn" by Cruinn is out the band's own label on 31 January and will be available in shops and by download from 31st January. They are currently taking pre-orders for the album on their website: www.cruinn.net. Cruinn would like to thank Creative Scotland for supporting this project.
Information for Editors:
The album "Cruinn" (CRUINNCD001) is out on the Cruinn label on 31 January 2013 and will be available online from iTunes, Amazon, and other digital stores, as well as local record shops across Scotland.
This album was supported by Creative Scotland under the Quality Production Programme.
Any reviewer wishing to attend the launch/Celtic Connections concert or receive a reveiw copy of the album should contact the band (details below).
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Our debut album is now available to pre-order from this website! Just head over to our shop page, and you'll get the cd as soon as it arrives from the pressing plant!
Our debut album is finished and will be launched at Celtic Connections with a gig on Friday 1st February at the Glasgow Art Club. Tickets can be bought online from www.celticconnections.com
The album was produced by Jim Sutherland, and recorded at Castlesound Studios, with support from Creative Scotland. We're very excited about how it sounds!!