Not long ’til Sidmouth
We're really looking forward to our debut at the legendary Sidmouth Folk Week in a few weeks time. We'll be playing at the Bedford Hotel on Friday 1st August and then supporting the fantastic Cara Dillon on Saturday 2nd August at the Ham... See you there!
Manx Music Heading Down Under!
We're very excited to be travelling to the southern hemisphere in a few weeks time to perform at the National Celtic Festival in Portarlington, Australia. It'll be the first time we've visited Australia, and we think it's the first time a Manx band has visited Australia - so an honour for us to bring Manx music to another country. More information on the festival can be found at http://www.nationalcelticfestival.com/
Spiral Awards Winners – Best Debut
After some tough competition, we're very happy to announce that we have been awarded 'Best Debut' in the Spiral Awards 2014! Thanks to everyone who voted for us, your support means a lot to us. Also thanks to Spiral Earth for the nomination, and the Manx Heritage Foundation (Culture Vannin) who supported us in making the album. http://www.spiralearth.co.uk/spirals-2014/
Spiral Earth Nomination!
We're very pleased to announce that the lovely folk at Spiral Earth have nominated us for one of their prestigious awards! We've been listed as one of the four artists in the 'Best Debut' category. What's also really nice is that our good friends and colleagues, Jamie Smith's Mabon, have also been nominated in the 'Best Group' category. Head on over to the link below, and we'd be much obliged if you could tick the Barrule and Mabon boxes! http://www.spiralearth.co.uk/spirals-2014/nominees.asp
We need your help!
If you haven't already seen, we're in the running for the 2014 Songlines Music Awards. Public voting for the awards is now open in four categories: Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer; and we've been listed as options for both the Best Group and Newcomer categories. This is where we need your help! Voting is a pretty simple process: go to the website at http://www.songlines.co.uk/music-awards/, select an artist from the drop down list in each category, ignoring the categories that you're not sure about. You will be asked for your email address and then will ...
It’s newsletter time!
Celtic Connections in Glasgow, award nominations, new agents, polkas and more... it's newsletter time! Click here to have a read
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 ...