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UPDATE: Strathpeffer Pavilion was one of a set of live dates from Mànran set to celebrate their new album ÙRAR – now cancelled


By Margaret Chrystall


Multi award-winning Scottish trad-rock band Mànran have cancelled their planned Strathpeffer Pavilion gig on Tuesday, December 28, and say cancelled dates will be rescheduled for 2022 and announced later.

Manran head for Strathpeffer.
Manran head for Strathpeffer.

The band said: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have made the decision to reschedule our Scottish Winter Dates. We know that over the next few days many of our colleagues will be forced to do the same. While we all wish we could be out performing again, we have to put your safety and the safety of all our loved ones first. We’ll update you all as soon as we have confirmed the new 2022 dates. Stay safe"

The supergroup had also been due to play Stirling, Killin, Oban and Skye.

Mànran were going to performexciting new material, alongside some old favourites, and were also going to be joined by award-winning contemporary Scottish fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles.

The well-loved group have spent 11 years at the heart of the trad music scene and released their fourth studio record ÙRAR in October. The album is the first to feature Scottish songstress Kim Carnie, who won the Gaelic Singer of the Year Award at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2021, and guitarist Aidan Moodie as the latest members of this unstoppable band.

Having been in high demand as a live act across the world with shows in over 30 countries, the group are looking forward to playing to Strathpeffer audiences.

On Spotify alone, their new album ÙRAR has been streamed over 150,000 times in its first month.

Mànran’s accordion player and founding member Gary Innes, who also presents BBC Radio Scotland’s longest-running radio show Take The Floor, had said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Strathpeffer this festive season and be joined by fans old and new at Strathpeffer Pavilion.

“We can’t wait to play some tried and tested favourites as well as new tracks from our latest album – it’s just brilliant to be gigging again and we can’t wait to see everyone this festive season.”

Mànran have celebrated 11 years at the heart of the Scottish traditional music scene. Internationally recognised as one of the most iconic and respected Scottish bands on the road today, the seven-piece show no signs of slowing down as they continue to push boundaries and explore new musical and geographical territory each year, bringing their uplifting and unique live performances to stages across the world.

Having played in over 30 countries, including the USA, Asia and Australia (where they were awarded the accolade “International Artist of the Year” at the Australian Celtic Music Awards) the multifaceted musical powerhouse have amassed a loyal fanbase worldwide for their self-penned tunes performed on a mixture of traditional and modern instruments, alongside their outstanding songs in Gaelic and English.

For more information on Mànran and to check for rescheduling updates: www.manran.co.uk

Keep in touch: Facebook: @MànranOfficial Twitter: @ManranOfficial Instagram: @manrancam


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