Thanks to everyone who came to or gig last night and who bought our new cd too.
Next gig for Cruinn is at Gaelic Club Am Bothan in Edinburgh on 1 March.
Saying that, we are looking into having an Inverness gig sometime this month. Date and venue TBA.
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).
www.cruinn.net www.facebook.com/cruinn www.twitter.com/Cruinn_Band
For more information, quotes, pics, please contact: email@example.com
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!!
We have been busy practicing for our two upcoming gigs in Ullapool and Stornoway. We have some new material which we hope you will like.
Mòrag Dhòmhnallach from BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal may play a live track or two to promote the shows. We'll see.
Here are two videos of our second ever concert; Bothan Dhùn Èideann (Edinburgh) on 2 March 2012
What a great week we have had. We performed our first TV and live gig on the same day on Sunday 22 January at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. The TV show is called Ho Ro Gheallaidh and will be broadcast on BBC Alba this Autumn. Our first live gig was at St Andrew's in the Square and we received an amazing response from the audience. We will post audio and video clips from the gig on this site over the coming days.
The gig was reviewed by the Oak & Thorn. What a great radio show with Tim Bray at the helm.
We then performed at the Gaelic Arts Showcase at Showcase Scotland on Friday 27 January. Met lots of lovely folk there and maybe even secured a few gigs at festivals abroad. We'll see.
We have a gig booked for 02 March at the Gaelic club Bothan Dhùn Èideann, at Canon's Gait, Edinburgh. Hope you can make it. We're looking at other venues to play over the year. Any requests?
Fàilte dhan làrach-lìn ùr againn. Feuchaidh sinn seo ùrachadh gach seachdain neo dhà (no nuair a tha naidheachdain againn dhuibh!). Tha sinn an dòchas gun tig sibh dhan chiad gig againn ann an Celtic Connections.
Welcome to our new website. We'll try to keep it as up to date as possible. We hope you make it to our first gig together at Celtic Connections.