2019 will be the biggest year yet for Tannara, with the release of their second album Strands at the Celtic Connections Festival 2019. The album represents a significant development for the band who have spent the past two years writing and recording this superb work.
The album was produced by Owen Sinclair and accordionist Joseph Peach, with input and guidance from Lau’s Martin Green. They’ve created a whole world around the band’s music; of found sounds and samples, synthesisers, and guest performances from Mattie Foulds on percussion and Josie Duncan on backing vocals
Following the album release, the band are set for a busy year of doing what they love best-performing- with UK tours taking place in March and September, a summer of festival appearances, and touring in mainland Europe in November.
Bold, creative, and original; Tannara (Owen Sinclair, Robbie Greig, Becca Skeoch and Joseph Peach) have established themselves as one of the UK’s most interesting and unique contemporary folk groups.
Formed in 2014, the band came about as a natural extension of the four members’ love of making music together. Fuelled by this, they’ve covered considerable musical ground over the past five years. With a background in Scotland’s native traditions, their ceaseless musical development is a melting pot of ideas, genres and sounds: From indie rock to electronica, as well as Scotland’s vibrant and diverse folk scene.
Unafraid to experiment, their music is an electrifying meeting place for a world of sounds: Punchy and clean, riotous and gritty, tender and honest. On fiddle, harp, guitar, accordion and vocals, Tannara make an intensely considered musical world which is uniquely theirs.
Their debut album Trig was released in 2016. Produced by Rachel Newton, their first offering as a band was a raw, joyous, reflection of a band finding its sound.
It was received to great acclaim, from critics and audiences alike. Described by Living Tradition Magazine as “Simply Outstanding”, it was longlisted for “Album of the Year” at the 2016 Scots Trad Music Awards, the same year in which the band were nominated for “Up and Coming Artist of the Year”.
From open air festivals, to intimate house concerts, and everything in between, the band love playing live. A fact that’s reflected by their so far busy schedule of performances and radio appearances across Europe, with highlights including Cambridge Folk Festival, and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, a performance described as “Firey and Graceful” by The Herald.
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Artists’ website: www.tannaramusic.com
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Spring 2019 Album Launch Tour Dates
Feb 1st ‘Strands’ Album Launch at Celtic Connections, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
March 2nd An Lanntair, Stornoway
March 6th Edinburgh Folk Club
March 8th Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
March 9th Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
March 10th Kirkgate Arts, Cockermouth
March 14th Slaughtered Lamb, London
March 15th Folk at the Froize
March 22nd Cumbernauld Theatre
March 26th Eden Court, Inverness