October 15, 2022
Start time - 18:30
Knoydart Community Hall
£7.00 – £15.00
Mec Lir at Knoydart Community Hall
Genre-busting quartet Mec Lir exploded onto the Celtic music scene in 2014 with their debut release Not An EP, launched during their first appearance at one of the world’s largest Celtic music festivals, Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany. Since then they went on to release two singles in 2016, have appeared at festivals all around the world and even featured on a viral social media video that has amassed over 2.5 million views!
This bold and exuberant Isle of Man/Glasgow based band has a stellar line-up, consisting of virtuosic Manx fiddle player Tomas Callister ( mar), along with fellow Manx musicians Adam Rhodes on bouzouki ( mar), David Kilgallon on keyboard (Chronicles), and Scotland’s Greg Barry on drums (Elephant Sessions).
They have spent the last three years quietly writing and recording new material for what is their first full length album, Livewire, released in December 2020. With the global events over the last year proving to be extremely difficult for the live music industry, Mec Lir decided to take advantage of this down time and produce something really special, to bring 2020 to a close with a bang. Well known for their tight, lightning fast playing and huge sound, Mec Lir’s main intention is to create music that allows the listener to feel happy and have a good time. Fun really is the aim of the game here, there’s very little in Mec Lir’s music meant to be taken too seriously.
If you strip back the synths, drums and bass, you will find at the core of these complex (and often verging-on outrageous!) arrangements a set of trad tunes that would be accepted by even the most traditional of session players. That being said, add everything back into the mix and you’ll experience something difficult to classify other than simply ‘Mec Lir’.
Knoydart Community Hall
Knoydart Hall is a brand new exciting community space, newly refurbished and extended in 2020 complete with oak flooring, glitter balls and licensed bar. A stunning location ovelooking Loch nevis on the shores of the village of Inverie in Knoydart this vibrant community owned space has a new PA system, sprung floor, stage and artists breakout room. We are charitable organisation and a brand new highland hall for all!
Address - Knoydart Community Hall, Inverie, Knoydart, Mallaig, Inverness-shire, PH414PL
Phone no - 01687 460012
Accessibility - wheelchair friendly all one level, disable toilet facilities and ramp in place.More Info