Road Soda is me on harp, and Tory Dugan on fiddle & keyboards. Supported by drums & bass throughout, this is an album designed for long road trips!
RELEASE CONCERT 4/9/16, 8pm, Hofheim, Germany. Tickets here
ADRONELINE is the new album from Homebound, a 7-piece fusion world music band. Blending music from several cultures with the linking element of the drone. Guest musicians, both on the CD and at the launch concert, feature Mongolian singing and didgerido! The launch concert will be a double bill with Allan MacDonald’s BRUCE 700, featuring over 50 Scottish musicians!
Join me for a class on Scottish Tunes, or Arranging Tips! April 2-6. Website here
Concert 5th June – Glasgow – West End Festival – North Atlantic Project
Concert 20th June – Acquoy, Netherlands – End of Year Showcase
Concert 11th July – Mosbach, Germany – Homebound
Concert 24th July – Hofheim, Germany – North Atlantic Project
Irish week 3rd – 7th August – Elmstein Germany
Concert 25th/25th September – Monaiave, Scotland – North Atlantic Project
Concert 24th October – Biggar Little Festival – North Atlantic Project
Lunchtime concert, Saturday 28th February, 1pm, by donation
Renfield St Stephens ChurchDave Cheyenne lunchtime gig
check it out: Dave Cheyenne lunchtime gig
Thomas and I and the rest of the Homebound crew were very happy to raise 108% of our crowdfunding goal to support the release of the upcoming studio album.
Also looking forward to workshops in Inverness throughout the next couple months, and also the ongoing Holland workshops. Dave Currie & I will be doing a concert in Glasgow at the end of February. 🙂
It’s been a busy six months… In May I was over in Rio for an amazing harp festival which included an hour long television recording which will air on national Brazilian tv in November. The city itself was so beautiful. I played in the CCBB in the centre of Rio and also in a neon green palace, Ilha Fiscal, which was the site of the last Brazilian Imperial ball. In June, the North Atlantic Trio did a small tour in Holland, and then on to western Canada in July. We played the Vancouver Island Folk Festival and Harrison Folk Festival among other concerts. Inbetween, I had a week mixing and mastering the new album with fiddler Tory Dugan in New York, and a week teaching at one of my favourite summer music camps, Common Ground on the Hill in Westminster Maryland. In August, I headed over to Germany to do my first year teaching at a great Irish music camp deep in the forest.
Here is the link for buying the new North Atlantic Trio CD: http://northatlantictrio.bandcamp.com/
The great reviews are still coming in:
4 stars. “a particular tasty transatlantic crossover” -Songlines
“The trio’s exploration of musical realms is intriguing, thought-provoking, and inspiring.” -Folk Harp Journal
Exciting news is an upcoming tour with Ronstadt Generations in Arizona this March! I first played with the band in a short tour this autumn, and had a great time! We’ll be teaching and playing at the first annual Common Ground on the Border as well as the Arizona Folklore Preserve. I’ll also be doing a few solo concerts with Michael G Ronstadt on cello.
After that comes a hectic April with trips to Holland (De Zingende Snaar Harpen), Germany (Harfenfruhling), and the Edinburgh Harp Festival for a concert with the trio and some bluegrass harp workshops! Check out the Dates page for more information!
Reviews coming in: “Flawless coming together of cross-genre, mixed influence, multicultural music… sublimely melody and intensely gorgeous” -Folkwords
“Sparkling innovation soaking through a subtle miasma of style and influence” -Folkwords
“An appealing and distinctive blend that’s unusal for bluegrass-oriented combos” -Living Tradition
“Take a North American harp maestro, pitch her against a Scottish Bluegrass dobro aficionado and mix in an Irish percussive magician wielding the bodhran and the result is a surprisingly relaxing collection of traditional music” –Folking.com