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Friday, April 5, 2013

Mairearad Green and Anna Massey bring music of the Scottish Highlands to Ramsbottom Folk Club.

Award-winning multi-instrumentalists Mairearard Green and Anna Massey play Ramsbottom Folk Club at The Grant Arms on Wednesday 17 April.

Mairearad (accordion and smallpipes) and Anna (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with a warm and friendly stage presence. Having both grown up in the Scottish Highlands with similar musical backgrounds (most notably, mandolin playing Dads), Mairearad and Anna share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music


            “…the camaraderie and sheer fun of musical collaboration is plainly evident and infectious.” –  Songlines


The duo release their new album, Doubling, on 15 April. The album displays formidable technical skill, alongside their trademark playful delivery and out-and-out joy of making music together.


Individually, Mairearad and Anna can be seen performing with a number of well-known artists, such as The Poozies, Blazin’ Fiddles, Karen Matheson, Bella Hardy, Box Club and Eddi Reader, and together in Scotland’s one and only Celtic Big Band, The Unusual Suspects.


On the upcoming performance at Ramsbottom Folk Club, Anna Massey comments:


“We’re both really looking forward to playing in Ramsbottom on the 17th. We’ve played at The Met in Bury a good number of times, with various bands, and always had a great time, so are excited about coming back to the area, and to the folk club. We’ve heard lots of great things about the Ramsbottom Festival, and so are looking forward to our first gig in the town.”


To give fans a taster of the new album, Mairearad and Anna are releasing a track a week online, via Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/mairearad-anna / and Facebook www.facebook.com/mairearadandanna


Tickets for the folk club are £8. For more information or to book tickets go online at www.themet.biz or phone Ticket Office on 0161 761 2216.