With support from For Folk Sake and The B.
Beinn Lee celebrate the release their debut album ‘Osgarra’ on 1 June, the culmination of five years of playing, writing and arranging music, bringing together a strong traditional sense of tune with modern backing, to create a new and fresh sound to West Coast traditional music.
Osgarra showcases a selection of tunes and songs written and arranged by the band in both Gaelic and English, giving a musical landscape from reflective songs to driving dance beats.
Beinn Lee are a six-piece band from Uist in the Outer Hebrides.
Formed in 2013, the band are rooted in the west coast style of traditional music. The collective inheritance of Gaelic song and west coast pipe music provide a very strong traditional backbone to their music, but their music of contemporary and self-penned tunes and songs is infused with diverse modern influences.
The instrumentation of accordion, fiddle, pipes/flute, guitar, piano, drums and vocals provide the band with a sound that has seen them successfully perform across the country for weddings, but increasingly in demand for festivals. 2017 saw Beinn Lee performing at the HebCelt, Eilean Dorcha and Mull festivals and perform as support for Sharon Shannon. 2018 is the band’s busiest year to date, having started at Celtic Connections and played at several festivals already, they are set for a busy summer of gigs and festivals as they tour their album.