Mairearad Green’s album Summer Isles out now!

February 28, 2016


Mairearad Green’s album Summer Isles out now!

For fans of… Sigur Rós, King Creosote, Einar Stray Orchestra 
”…beautiful…” – Folk Radio

”…an immersive cinematic soundscape…” – fRoots Magazine

”…beguiling…” – The Skinny

Mairearad Green’s stunning new album Summer Isles is out now via Buie Records and is available to buy onBandcamp now.

To celebrate the release, Mairearad has shared a video for album track Tanera Talisman, which premiered onFor Folk’s Sake and is also available to watch via Mairearad Green’s YouTube channel.

You can also watch the exquisite video for single Star Of Hope, featuring King Creosote, which premiered onThe Skinny and you can also watch via Mairearad’s YouTube channel now.

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:

27th Feb – Coda Music – Edinburgh (solo Summer Isles performance)
10th Mar – Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury
11th Mar – Hudingdon Hall, Worcester
15th Mar – The Apex, Bury St Edmonds
2nd AprSummer Isles Album Launch – Coigach Community Hall, Achiltibuie – Tickets
3rd AprilSummer 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
Summer Isles is out on now via Buie Records and available to buy on Bandcamp now.

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