June 1st sees Beinn Lee release their debut album OSGARRA, the culmination of five years of playing, writing and arranging music, bringing together a strong traditional sense of tune with modern backing, to create a new and fresh sound to West Coast traditional music. OSGARRA showcases a selection of tunes and songs written and arranged by the band in both Gaelic and English, giving a musical landscape from reflective songs to driving dance beats.
are a six-piece band from Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Five years after forming, 2018 sees the band release their debut album OSGARRA on June 1st.
Formed . . .
in 2013, the band are rooted in the west coast style of traditional music. The collective inheritance of Gaelic song and west coast pipe music provide a very strong traditional backbone to their music, but their music of contemporary and self-penned tunes and songs is infused with diverse modern influences.
The instrumentation . . .
of accordion, fiddle, pipes/flute, guitar, piano, drums and vocals provide the band with a sound that has seen them successfully perform across the country for weddings, but increasingly in demand for festivals. 2017 saw Beinn Lee performing at the HebCelt, Eilean Dorcha and Mull festivals and perform as support for Sharon Shannon.
2018 . . .
The band’s busiest year to date, having started at Celtic Connections and played at several festivals already, they are set for a busy summer of gigs and festivals as they tour their album.