Bombskare and Lorraine McCauley & The Borderlands are teaming up to put on a unique gig in an amazing Viking Boat Building Workshop in Govan, called The Galgael.
Bombskare, Scotland’s 9-man ska juggernaut has been tearing up stages the length and breadth of the British Isles. Their trademark ska rhythms and lush harmonies, together with choppy guitar sounds and an explosive horn section truly blows the audience away. So it’s little wonder, The Scotsman, crowned them “Scotland’s premier ska band”.
BBC introduced singer – songwriter Lorraine McCauley will release her debut album this summer with her band The Borderlands. They recently supported Karine Powart, who has tipped them as the breakthrough act of 2012. Having visited the Galgael as a potential music video location, Lorraine and the Borderlands were blown away by the tremendous work carried out at the project. So it is with the support of the Galgael and Bombskare that the band will host this exciting fundraiser gig.
Together both bands will raise the roof and funds for the Galgeal, so don’t miss this unique one off event. All funds raised will go to support the wonderful work of The Galgael to find out more about their work go to http://www.galgael.org
So come join us on Friday 13th of July (lucky for some) at the Galgael to Push the Boat Out!
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For Lorraine & The Borderlands 2012 is off to a great start. Beginning with a well needed winter warmer gig at the Big Burn Supper, Dumfries. They will be playing along side some of Knockengorrach’s favorite Scottish acts such as Spartan Tartan, Bombskare and Mungo’s Hi-fi featuring MC Soom T. Knockengorroch organiser Liz Holmes said ‘We’re very pleased to be celebrating Scotand’s national bard’s birthday with a special event – the evening will be much more than a gig or another club – it will be a ‘mini winter Knock Festival’.
January will also see Lorraine & The Borderlands performing at Celtic Connections as they have been selected to play at the new comers Danny Kyle Open Stage contest. The stage runs every night throughout the festival and 6 winning acts will be chosen from the 80 competitors to play at next years festival. So wish them luck! You can listen live to their performance on Jan 31st on Celtic Music Radio from 5pm-7pm.
In March Lorraine will see one of dreams come true as the band will support her folk heroine Karine Polwart. Acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart will play her first Edinburgh show in two years. Playing at the Grey Friars Kirk on March 28th this Green Party Fundraiser gig will really be something special.
With the debut album on the way and Karine Polwart commenting that Lorraine & The Borderlands are “promising to be one of the breakthrough acts of the year”, its seems 2012 will be a busy and eventful year ahead for the band.
From what started out with humble beginnings, Lorraine’s Wee Irish Tour turned into a country wide 10 date tour. Supporting Irish acts from Malin head to Mizen head Lorraine played alongside some of Irelands biggest Folk musicians including John Spillane, The High Kings, The Henry Girls and LOWmountain.
This was Lorraine’s first time to play in venues around Ireland as she started her musical career in Japan. Lorraine and The Borderlands also performed live on Newstalks Green Room show and had great gigs in Whelans, the DeBarra Folk Club and MacCarthys at Dingle. Lorraine & The Borderlands looks forward to returning to play in Ireland again following the launch their debut album early next year.
Supporting John Spillane at the Islanders Rest, Sherkin Island
Stratford-upon-Avon’s Picturehouse are delighted to presents a fantastic new up and coming singer songwriter Lorraine McCauley live in the Cinema’s Terrace Bar at 7.30pm this Friday, June 24th. “We really love Lorraine’s beautiful music, which is both mesmerising and uplifting and we believe our audiences will love it too” Greg Eden-Field, Picturehouse Manager.
When asked her plans for the summer, Lorraine said “I am spending this summer playing gigs throughout England, Scotland and Ireland and I’m really looking forward to playing in Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse as it is such a perfect venue for my music, relaxed, warm and inviting”
Tickets are£5 and are available in advance from the Box Office, at www.picturehouse.co.uk or on 0871 902 5741. So book now and come unwind, relax and enjoy lovely music on a Friday evening at the Terrace Bar in the Picturehouse, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Dave Tarvit at DX Films has just completed the new video for Fallin. It’s available on You Tube and is embedded right here. We hope you enjoy it. Let us know what you think on our You Tube site or via email. Dave shot the film over one day in the front room of a tenement flat in Edinburgh, with Lorraine, Nick, Billy and Jonee playing one at a time against a green screen.
Lorraine McCauley and the Borderlands have been invited to play the BBC Introducing…programme with Ally McCrae on BBC Radio 1 (Scotland) on Monday 28th February. It airs on the midnight slot (Sunday midnight 00.00-02.00) but will be listenable on BBC iplayer for a couple of weeks after that. The band will record one song live for distribution to BBC stations around the UK and play another three live in the studio. They’ll also be chatting about their music to McCrae. It’s fair to say that they’re all excited at this latest opportunity to perform live on a national broadcast channel.
Lorraine McCauley and the Borderlands spent last Saturday shooting a video for their song, Fallin. Shot on green-screen in a home studio by DX Films, the end film (currently in post-production) promises to have a dreamy, magical studio-based feel to it reflecting the gentle, undulating flow of the music. The video will be published on this website and YouTube when it’s complete.