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.
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.
“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.
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Monika Smekot shot and edited this beautiful little video for our song, Big Love. Braving the cold of a beach in Scotland in January, Jonee, Ula and Thomas performed on the promenade in this loving homage to our bands musical home of Portobello, Edinburgh. We hope you enjoy our video and wish you lots of Big Love today and throughout the year.
Good News Everyone, our song and video ‘What if’ was selected by Scots Whay Hae! as one of it’s Best Songs from 2013. Here is what Scots Whay Hae had to say about it “Let’s not mess about, the next song and video are two of my favourite things of the year so far. Lorraine McCauley and The Borderlands are just too good for you not to know about. The music and melodies remind me of the more acoustic moments of Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, and my praise rarely reaches such heights. Melancholic and yet uplifting, this is What If?, and I’ve been playing this most mornings since the first listen“. Happy New Year to you all. We wish you a very happy and healthy 2014 ahead. We look forward to seeing you with new music, fun and adventures.
Christmas is coming and so is our last official gig for the year. We have been invited to play at Secret CD’s @ The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh on December 4th. We will headline a night of exciting new Scottish talent starting with Dog on a Swing, Arran Artic and Iona Marshall. Show starts at 7.30pm and at a bargain Door Entry of £3 for all this talent so please spread the word and come along and enjoy. The official Facebook event page is here.