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Monday, April 13, 2015
Barrule Launch Their Latest CD at the Centenary Centre in Peel
Fans of Manx trad power trio Barrule were out in force at the Centenary
Centre in Peel to celebrate the Island launch of their latest CD Manannan's Cloak, a sequel to their award-winning
eponymous debut album released in 2013.
It was a sell-out gig which attracted many fans who were already familiar
with the trio's original style of music, which, along with other Manx singers
and musicians, has pushed the Isle of Man into the spotlight in recent years.
The all male line-up soon had the audience under their spell with a range
of Manx traditional tunes and contemporary compositions, with the first half
given over to a selection of material from their new album.
Ignited by Barrule's creative interpretation of some well-known favourites,
a receptive audience was more than ready for the second half of the concert
which concentrated on songs and tunes from their first album.
Busy travelling the world, this was a rare appearance on the Isle of Man,
which closed with a well deserved standing ovation for the band, after a
stunning performance which left members of the audience pleading for more.
They were joined on stage by local singer Greg Joughin and musician David
Kilgallon, who also feature on the new album, (which will be released nationally
during May) together with Gráinne Joughin and Ali Carroon who performed a
selection of Manx jigs for an appreciative audience.
During the interval (which included home-made cakes by Gráinne) there was
an opportunity to buy their new album, personalised merchandise and, hot off
the press, the Barrule tune book, a valuable addition for anyone interested in
playing Manx music.
But nurturing and developing a CD can be a costly business, which is why
Barrule has initiated the Kickstarter project, in order to raise funding for
the final stage of the album, together with its promotion and publicity.
This is a great opportunity to help Barrule in their quest to bring Manx
music to a wider audience, and in return for your donation there's some fabulous goodies on
offer, including the new album before it goes on general release.
The project is only live until the 27 April, so why not take advantage of
this new initiative and grab a bargain?
Further details available on Barrule's website, along with dates of their
forthcoming gigs, including an appearance at La Grande Rencontre festival in
Montreal, Canada at the beginning of May.