It’s all systems go at Barrule HQ this month as the boys prepare to release the follow-up album to their 2012 award-winning, self-titled debut. It all kicks off with a launch concert at the Peel Centenary Centre on Saturday 11th April, exactly a month before the album is officially released into the wider world. This will be the first opportunity to buy a copy of Manannan’s Cloak, and tickets are now on sale for the concert, available online at http://www.barruletrio.com/tickets as well as in some of the usual shop outlets: Celtic Gold in Peel and Shakti Man in Ramsey. Tickets cost £10.00 each and you are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
Recorded in December in the historic St. Bridget’s Chapel, in the Nunnery grounds, with producer Andy Seward at the helm, Manannan’s Cloak takes the trio’s emphatic sound to the next level, with guest performances from a support cast that boasts Paul McKenna on vocals, Calum Stewart on uilleann pipes, Dylan Fowler on lap steel and Tad Sargent on bodhrán, not to mention the homegrown talents of regular collaborators David Kilgallon (piano) and Gregory Joughin (vocals).
The lads had an absolute ball recording the album and now they can’t wait to get it heard! So if you fancy a sneak preview you can download the free single ‘The King of The Sea (Ree Ny Marrey)’, featuring Paul McKenna right now! Click here to download.