Merry Month of May: Manran at the Gazette Theatre
May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$30
on Wednesday 1st of May performing in the Old Gazette Theatre we are delighted to present Manran, one of the best known and best loved Scottish Bands on the scene today.
With a central ethos built around the band’s traditional Celtic roots, fiery tunes from fiddle, accordion,flute, uillean and Highland bagpipes bind powerfully to a rhythm section awash with elements of funk,jazz and rock to create some of the most innovative and uplifting instrumental music around. Coupled with songs in both Gaelic and English their music ranges from the explosive to the poignant.
“One of the most exciting of the new crop of Scottish traditional bands, they’ve got it all, the songs and the tunes.“
“Mànran are an exceptionally talented bunch of young guys that are taking the music world by storm with their high energy, stomping tunes and phenomenal gaelic and english songs” – Donald Shaw, Celtic Connections
“A thrilling live act, Mànran are one of Scotland’s best traditional outfits and their star is most definitely on the rise. Watch them go.” – The Daily Record
“Continuing their triumphant first year’s progress, having launched themselves at Celtic Connections in January, Highland outfit Mànran made their English debut with barnstorming sets on both main stages. Folk-rock has become a widely discredited sub-genre in an age of more exotic fusions, but Mànran – comprising six already established young instrumental and vocal luminaries – tackle this tricky territory boldly head-on, leavening their stomp-along power with top-drawer technical prowess and a wealth of distinctive flourishes, including English and Gaelic songs (both traditional and original), twinned Scottish and Irish bagpipes, a penchant for funk and reggae grooves and arrangements that match multi-layered richness with vivid definition.”
Bookings for Manran available at the door or online at our website www.dorrigofolkbluegrass.com.au
$30.00 concert at 7.00pm Also through Bridget at 0428 415 078