Upcoming Album Summer Isles, Out On February 26th 2016 Via Buie Records.
Scottish folk singer has released ‘Star of Hope’ from her upcoming new album Summer Isles. The track, which features King Creosote, was named for trading boat which came into her hometown of Achiltibuie from the Orkney Islands. After writing the song, she felt the song would better suit a male voice than her own. She told Folk Radio, ” “A friend of mine who has worked with King Creosote before put us in touch and I was so chuffed that he liked the song and was up for singing it on this album. His voice is really perfect for ‘Star of Hope’ and it has really made the song. Since this collaboration, I have now played pipes on his forthcoming album”.
The rest of Summer Isles continues the connection to her homeland as it predominantly deals with the country of her birth.
Check Mairearad out on tour:
22nd Jan – Celtic Connections, Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow
24th Jan – Celtic Connections, The National Piping Centre, Glasgow
28th Jan – Celtic Connections, St Andrew’s in the Square, Glasgow
27th Feb – Coda Music, Edinburgh (In store Solo Summer Isles performance)
10th Mar – Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
11th Mar – Hudingdon Hall, Worcester
15th Mar – The Apex, Bury St Edmonds
2nd Apr – Special album launch performance on Tanera Mor, The Summer Isles (Details coming soon!)
15th Apr – Downend Folk Club, Downend
23rd Apr – Finzean Hall, Finzean, Aberdeenshire
26th Apr – Perth Folk Club, Perth
28th Apr – The Barn, Baston
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