Mairearad Green’s album Summer Isles out now!
”…an immersive cinematic soundscape…” – fRoots Magazine
”…beguiling…” – The Skinny
Both tracks are taken from Mairearad’s beautiful new solo album Summer Isles, which is all about her life growing up in the Scottish Highlands. The Summer Isles and the folk tradition are deeply rooted in Mairearad’s composition and as a result, she has created an exquisite collection of acoustic, folk and cinematic vignettes that evoke an overwhelming listening experience.
Mairearad (piano, accordion, bag pipes, vocals) is joined by a number of guest musicians including legendary singer/songwriter King Creosote, Hector McInnes (vocals), Ross Saunders (bass), Scott MacKay (drums),Jo Nicolson (clarinet), Pat McGarvey (banjo), Mike Vass (fiddle), and Annie Grace, Jeana Leslie andHamish Napier (backing vocals). Combining each musicians’ stylistic background, producer Iain Hutchinsonhas created a refined and inventive sound that faultlessly captures Mairearad’s vision.
Living in an area steeped in culture and local traditions, Mairearad was introduced to folk music at an early age. Renowned for her deft and lyrical accordion style, as well as her dextrous piping, Mairearad is in great demand, not only as a performer, but also as a composer. She regularly performs alongside multi-instrumentalist Anna Massie and has previously toured with Eddi Reader and Karine Polwart to name a few. Mairearad has also been dominating the folk festival world; performing at Celtic Connections Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival,Hebridean Celtic Music Festival, and Tonder Folk Festival. You can catch Mairearad performing live at the following dates:
10th Mar – Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
11th Mar – Hudingdon Hall, Worcester
15th Mar – The Apex, Bury St Edmonds
2nd Apr – Summer Isles Album Launch – Coigach Community Hall, Achiltibuie – Tickets
3rd April – Summer Isles Ullapool Launch – The Macphail Centre – Tickets
15th Apr – Downend Folk Club, Downend
23rd Apr – Finzean Hall, Finzean, Aberdeenshire
26th Apr – Perth Folk Club, Perth
28th Apr – The Barn, Baston