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.