Everyone in the world should visit Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Breton! It is one of the friendliest places I have been in a long time, the festival is brilliant and the scenery is stunning. I particularly enjoyed being called “honey” all week! Anna and I were there this October and the leaves were out
I’m sorry I have been terrible at keeping you up to date with all that’s going on. Very briefly, last year I played at some great Summer festivals, I went to Italy with The Shee girls, I played in India for the Commonwealth Games and went on several small tours with The Poozies. This year
The Guardian website has used sound clips from my album “Passing Places” for a film on foraging by Sara Nason. To view this go to http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/video/2010/jun/28/foraging-scottish-highlands The Guardian describes the film as “Off-grid living and foraging expert Emma Magenta shows Michael Tait how to gather and prepare a feast of shellfish, wild garlic and edible
Anna and I have finally put our album up on iTunes, so here is the link http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mairearad-and-anna/id381456218 You can’t quite appreciate the beautiful debossing on our white album cover here but please do go and have a listen!
Mairearad recorded a duo album with Anna Massie in June 2009 and it is now available to buy from http://www.footstompin.com/ and from Coda music in Edinburgh. All tracks on the album were recorded live at Gran’s studio in Lamington and are exactly what you would hear if you saw the girls live in concert. Mairearad