We’re heading to WOMEX!
This week all three of Barrule will be down in Cardiff for the world music expo that is WOMEX. The guys will be not only checking out some of the fantastic gigs there, but will be spreading the word of Manx music to industry professionals from around the world. If you're going yourself, lookout for the lads and why not say hello! http://www.womex.com/virtual/barrule/barrule
Where’s the time gone?!
Well, that was quick! It seems that Summer has almost come to an end, and the UK festival season is gradually winding down. We've had a fantastic Summer. With the UK album launch keeping us busy, it's been great playing up and down the UK, seeing new places, meeting new friends. We especially loved being able to stay a little longer at some festivals, which isn't always possible... Camping at WOMAD in Charlton Park, and more recently, nearly wearing our fingers (and livers!) away in Campbeltown for the Mull of Kintyre ...
We’re Coming to WOMAD!
Breaking news... We're very excited to announce that we've been asked to play at this year's WOMAD festival in July! We'll be playing on the BBC Radio 3 Stage, set in Charlton Park's picturesque Arboretum, on Friday 26th July from 16:00. If you're at the festival, come along and say hello! If you're not at the festival, get your tickets here!
UK Media Response to New Album
We've had a fantastic response to the new album since its launch in May! It has been album of the week on Celtic Music Radio and Radio Nan Gaidheal, had a feature on Bruce Macgregor's Travelling Folk show on BBC Radio Scotland, been played on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, been played on various other radio including BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Shropshire, BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, Radio Cymru, Folk Radio UK, had a live session on BBC Radio Wales... It's also had some great reviews in the ...
UK Album Launch & Gigs
The countdown has begun for our UK album launch! The official launch date is set for the 20th May, when the album will be available at all the usual online and high street retailers. We will be touring various parts of the UK to coincide with this. So check out the gigs page, tell all your friends, and come to see us! We're also giving away a preview track 'She Lhong Honnick Mee' completely FREE! Visit the download page where there are no forms to fill out, just click, download and enjoy :)
DONATE & DOWNLOAD!
In light of the recent heavy snow across the UK and the Isle of Man, we're giving you the chance to download a free copy of the Manx traditional song 'Ny Kirree fo Niaghtey' ('Sheep Under the Snow'), and donate money towards the Isle of Man Farmers Benevolent Trust. For more info on how to donate and receive the track, CLICK HERE
UK Album Launch: 20th May!
Plans are afoot for the UK launch of our debut album. The official launch date is the 20th May, where the album will be available throughout all the usual high street and online outlets, including Amazon and iTunes. To coincide with the release, Barrule will be touring the various parts of the UK. Details to be announced very soon!
First UK Radio Airplay
Although our debut album isn't due to be officially released in the UK until 2013, there was a sneak preview aired on BBC Radio 3 last night on Mary Ann Kennedy's World on 3 programme, where she played 'She Lhong Honnick Mee' featuring Greg Joughin on vocals. If you missed it you can listen again on the Radio 3 website, where you'll find us being played about 15 mins into the show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pctdb
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Gearing up for Lorient
It's only a few days until Barrule head off to Brittany for the 10-day interceltic festival in Lorient. The guys will be joining over 4,500 other artists from around the celtic world and further afield for 10 days of music making in venues across the city. If you're in the area during the first few weeks of August, check out the gigs page to see where you can catch them performing!