Royal Highland Show 2016

13516309_1194408347279743_7156725188340601617_nLast Sunday June 26th we were playing at the Royal Highland Show in Ingliston. This was our third time to play at it and we were delighted to be back. We were doing something a little bit different this time: hosting some childrens workshops as part of the Royal Highland Education Trust. This took place indoor at the Education Trust centre, which we were quite thankful for as the weather that day turned out pretty showery! Also taking place in the centre was cookery and nutrition classes, among many other activities for youngsters, so the centre was full of parents and kids of all ages.

13512073_10157086590975181_4470954034180742549_nWe held three workshops altogether, in which we performed some our music, talked to the children about Scottish music and introduced our instruments. We really enjoyed interacting with the kids, asking them questions about our instruments, our favourite reply, when asked “what are harp strings made from?”, was “cats whiskers!”. At the end of each workshop we had a “come and try” session where we allowed the kids to come try our instruments. This was great fun and there was lots of interest in each instrument. We hope we inspired some future musicians!

Cheers,

Gráinne, Tina, Claire & Heather

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Culross Folk Festival 2016

On the 12th June we were invited to play the closing set at Culross Festival. We were part of ‘Folk Sessions Girl Power’ alongside Robyn And Her Merry Men, Kate in The Kettle, Horizontal Sunday and Jemima Thewes & The Fuse.

Culross Festival is a great community event in a lovely setting next to the Firth of Forth. Our concert was in the main marquee, and we were very glad the rain stayed off for us! We were grateful to everyone who braved the chill to listen to our set, which finished off the four-day event. Thanks to Culross for having us!

Claire, Tina, Gráinne & Heather x

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Live Dates 2016

Here’s an updated poster of our upcoming gigs! #TFTLiveDates

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Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club – May 2016

We had a brilliant night playing at Kirkcaldy Acoustic Music Club last week. We started the day by driving through to Heather’s new house in Cowie. It was great to see her new place, and her lovely dogs! We had a good rehearsal and lots of tea.

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Then we drove through to Kirkcaldy in the evening for the gig. We played a 45 min slot and then there was a break with a raffle. We always love a good raffle! We didn’t win anything but someone won a bottle of wine which they didn’t want, so they gave it to us!

The second half of the gig was another 45 min slot. We performed songs from our EP, brand new songs that we have been working on recently, a few G&T tune sets, some solo songs from Claire, a bit of Irish dancing from Tina, and Heather told a brilliant story.

It was such a friendly wee club to play at and we had a fantastic time.

Check out more of our upcoming gigs on our GIGS page.

Cheers,

Tina, Heather, Gráinne & Claire x

Live Dates 2016

We are really excited about playing all these live dates in 2016. Check out our gigs page for further info. We hope to see you at as many gigs as possible 🙂

Cheers,

Tina, Heather, Claire & Gráinne x
Live Dates 2016

New video: The Rocks O’ Gibraltar

Here’s another new video we filmed in January.

The Rocks O’ Gibraltar

We hope you enjoy it 🙂

Tina, Claire, Heather & Gráinne x

 

Brand new video – Captain Ward

Here is our brand new video. Filmed by Gus Stirrat.

Captain Ward (Trad) / The Portherhead Reel (Gráinne Brady)

We hope you all enjoy it x

New videos & Showcase Scotland Trade Fair (Celtic Connections)

On Saturday 9th January we spent the evening in Gus Stirrat’s studio on Berkeley Street in Glasgow filming a couple of our songs. We filmed ‘The Rocks o’ Gibraltar’ and ‘Captain Ward’. We should have them by the end of the month and can’t wait to share them with you.

It was a nice evening filming the two songs. We had lots of fairy lights and even had a costume change between songs.

We will be at the Showcase Scotland Trade Fair at Celtic Connections on Friday 29th January. We’ll have our videos for then to share with all the delegates.

Here’s a picture from the night of the filming:

12549115_1069379483115964_3615626285886314171_nCheers,

Heather, Tina, Gráinne & Claire x