Check out the New Website

If you are reading this then you have probably realised that we have a shiny new website, unless it is your first visit here, in which case, welcome to our shiny new website. A huge thanks to Jem of Jaijiel Creative for building it for us, I’m sure you’ll agree it is a huge improvement on the last one.

A couple of new gigs have been added onto our gigs page, including the first festival of a tour in Australia, more details and gigs to be announced over the next couple of months. We’re also delighted to be playing at the secret house concert in Edinburgh, a great venue/house which we are very excited to be playing at. A few more gigs are currently being lined up around December which will appear on our gigs page in the coming weeks.

Modhan Featured on BBC Scotland’s Travelling Folk with Bruce Macgregor!

Modhan have been featured on well-known BBC Scotland show ‘Travelling Folk’ with Bruce Macgregor. Modhan’s track ‘Nightmare on Mill Street’ formed part of Bruce’s show on 16th August and you can listen to it again here through the BBC Scotland radio player. You’d better hurry though as the podcast is only available for 6 more days! You’ll hear Modhan at around about 1.38ish…

Modhan are very excited about this plug on BBC Scotland’s flagship folk programme. We’re delighted to be involved and will keep you informed of any other radio/media plugs that come our way. If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to check out and ‘like’ our Facebook page as well!

We will be posting details of our wee Autumn tour of Scotland (and beyond) up in the near future, so stay in touch. Thanks again for your support!

Summer Hols…

We will be playing in the Greenmantle from 9pm tonight in what will be our last Edinburgh tune night for a couple of weeks while several band members leave the madness of Edinburgh for their holidays.

If you miss tonight we will back at the Black Cat, Rose St, on the 28th August.

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We have been enjoying the best of the other home nations over the last couple of weeks with a couple of trips to Pembrokeshire and Oxford. Really big thanks to Mike and the rest of the staff at the Pentre Arms, Llangrannog, Pembrokeshire for the wonderful hospitality and we definitely hope to come back down next summer to play some gigs.

The Edinburgh based members of Modhan, that is Andy, Graham, Kay and Mark, are making the most of Graham being in the country by playing some tunes at the Greenmantle on Nicolson Street every second Thursday over the summer. Come and catch us this Thursday for a great pint and a raucous tune.

We are currently in the process of having a new website built which should be ready to launch sometime in September, this is very exciting as it will be our first professionally made website.

Remember if you are out enjoying the sun this Sunday, pop down to Princes St Gardens to catch Modhan on the Ross Bandstand between 1300 and 1400 as part of A Scottish Fantasia 2012, see previous post for more details.

Modhan @ ‘A Scottish Fantasia’ 2012

Modhan are very pleased to announce that we will be performing on the Ross Bandstand in Edinburgh’s Princes St Gardens on Sunday 29th July at 12pm. The performance will be a part of ‘A Scottish Fantasia’, a series of outdoor music concerts running between 21st July and 27th August and featuring top musical acts from all over Scotland. Check out their website for more details!

The concerts are all free so come on down and enjoy some live music in the beautiful surroundings of the gardens. We hope to see you there!

Thanks to Pitmedden Music Festival

Pitmedden Community Festival was a great success last night, in spite of the constant rain. Our music went down really well with the large crowd and a very positive review was written about the gig in the Press and Journal.

“…with the superb Edinburgh-based band Modhan headlining. Modhan have created a fascinating blend of traditional Scottish music married with splashes of jazz and funk. The result, as you can hear on their new album The Admirals Fireworks, is constantly surprising world music that charms and engages.”

(Press and Journal, p6, 23/06/2012, Roddy Phillips)

Thanks to the festival for asking us to play and thanks for everyone who came down for braving the cold and the rain.

Newspaper Article

There was a great article written about us in one of Aberdeenshire’s local newpapers, getting a bit of publicity before the Pitmedden Community Music Festival, see previous post.

“Smooth basslines, jaunty fiddles and catchy acoustic guitar riffs mix with whistles, mandolins, bongos and drums for a unique sound hailing disparate musical traditions.”

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