14th July: New EP Launch and GRS Fundraiser

Lorraine & The Borderlands are teaming up with the Girls Rock School Edinburgh to celebrate women in music and the launch of their EP ‘A New Way To Be’. The support act will be the wonderful Girls Rock School songwriting circle showcasing original songs.

‘A New Way To Be’ EP is a collection of folk/rock/pop songs penned by Lorraine, produced by award winning Jim Sutherland and sponsored by Creative Scotland.

This exciting launch event will see Lorraine & The Borderlands (Nick Jenkins Jonee Joseph Duggan Calum Ingram Ali Rahmani) play classics from their folky acoustic roots and then build into a 6 piece band (Sharon Mc Brearty and Lesley MakesNoise) to reveal their new EP songs live.

All profits raised from the night will go to support the Girls Rock School, a non-profit running free music workshops open to all women, girls, transwomen and genderqueer persons regardless of age or ability.

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New Band Website:Lorraine & The Borderlands

A lot of changes a foot for spring time. We have a new band name Lorraine & The Borderlands, a new single on the way ‘Good Things’ and a new band website – http://lorraineandtheborderlands.com

To find out about our upcoming gigs and to receive our new single – please visit our new website and join our mailing list.

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Lorraine & The Borderlands to support Deacon Blue at Stonehaven Hogmanay

We’re very happy to announce that we’ve been asked to support Deacon Blue at this year’s Stonehaven Hogmanay Party, OAITS, along with other great bands such as The Supernaturals and Supa & Da Kryptonites. Its going to be one hell of a way to end the year!! Come join us. L & The B’s xxx

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November 7th & 8th Gigs – supporting The Grenaways

We are really looking forward to supporting The Grenaways on their UK &¬†Ireland Tour, a fantastic band from Cornwall. We’ll play in Edinburgh on Nov 7th and Glasgow on Nov 8th, this year we’ve been working on new songs for our second album which is being produced by Jim Sutherland, so if you’d like a sneak peak of our new material please come along.

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New Album Coming Soon – Creative Scotland Award

Great news, we have been awarded match funding by Creative Scotland to support the making of our second album. In December we shall start to prepare our new songs for recording, with support from Jim Sutherland. This award is part funding so we will run a pledge music campaign again with you, our supporters, and hope that you will continue to support us in making our music. We are currently touring and our final dates are in Glasgow Nov 21st, Fife 22nd, Dundee 28th and Edinburgh 29th, so do come and hear our new songs in person if you can. Roll on album number 2! creative-scotlandlogo

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Autumn 2014 tour dates announced

This autumn will see Lorraine’s first tour with, The Borderlands, her modern folk, celtic, gypsy, pop band with their 4 star debut album ‘Light in the Darkest Corners’.

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Following their outstanding performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at The Famous Spiegeltent and the BBC showcase of new bands, Lorraine and The Borderlands will tour England, Wales and Scotland in October and November. Performing original songs penned by Lorraine and surrounded by unique soundscapes created by The Borderlands on accordion, cello, fiddle, mandolin, glockenspiel, percussion and viola.

Starting on October 14th they will play at The Troubadour in London followed by concerts in Bristol, Oxford, Cardiff, Lewes, Brighton, Fife, Glasgow, Dundee and Edinburgh. For specific dates and details go to the Gigs Page.

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Live at The Famous Spiegeltent: Aug 11th – Lorraine McCauley & The Borderlands

Roll up roll up, for ONE NIGHT ONLY Lorraine McCauley & The Borderlands are performing at The Famous Spielgeltent one of the most beautiful venues at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Only a few days to go now until the show so you can book your tickets here. It promises to be a magical night to remember, so book early and don’t miss out.

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Tickled pink to be showcased at the BBC Pink Tent at the Edinburgh Festival

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To promote their upcoming show at The Famous Spiegeltent on Aug 11th, Lorraine McCauley & The Borderlands were invited to perform at the BBC Pink Tent at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The band was selected as part of the BBC’s focus on the exciting new home grown talent of Scottish Folk and Roots music.

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Taking a Mini D-Tour in July: Donegal, Dundalk, Dumfries & Galloway

July 2014 will see Lorraine McCauley & The Borderlands taking a mini D-Tour to perform in the Earagail Arts Festival in Donegal, the Spirits Store Dundalk and The Green Tea Room in Moniaive, in Dumfries and Galloway.

This will be the first time that Lorraine will return home to Donegal to play a concert with her Scottish band, The Borderlands, and will play in the beautiful Rathmullan House on Thursday July 24th. Jonee will then bring the band to his home town of Dundalk to play at the Spirit Store where the band will team up with Dundalk alt-folk band The Seasons on July 25th, see video below. Then it will be back to Scotland to play in Moniaive on July 26th.

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Gigs in Great Places @ The Bike Station Mar 21st

“I want to celebrate great places like The Bike Station, their work improves our health, our environment and brings people together. In the past I worked with CRNS as a Development Officer so I know many fantastic organisations with similar aims throughout Scotland. I hope by putting on Gigs in these Great Places that it will highlight what they do and let them know how much we all appreciate their hard work.” says Lorraine.

So on March 21st Lorraine McCauley & The Borderlands will be putting on a gig at The Bike Station in Glasgow along with the fantastic Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5. The Bike Station is a really great place and an extremely funky warehouse and the 21st will be a night of great music in this great place, so get your tickets now.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE or TICKETS AVAILABLE at The Bike Station

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