Celtic Gathering Isle of Man – Las and Clash Vooar

July 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm
Centenary Centre
Atholl St
Peel IM5 1BD
Isle of Man

Las means ignite in the Gaelic languages of Scotland and Ireland.  They are all established performers in their own right, and as Las perform Scottish and Irish traditional music and songs in the two branches of Gaelic. As well as their music and song, they also perform Scottish step dance and Irish sean nòs dancing.

Three of them are from Ireland – Edel Ní Churraoin plays tin whistle, button accordion and piano and is also a sean-nós dancer; Gráinne Brady is a fiddle player; and  guitarist and singer Catherine Ní Shúilleabháin – and two from Scotland – Suzanne Fivey is a pianist, whistle player and singer, and Joy Dunlop is a singer and Scottish step-dancer.

Clash Vooar has been described as a Manx Gaelic gypsy jazz blues band.

They feature the vocals and cornet playing of Aalin Clague, who also writes many of their songs. She’s joined on vocals by composer and flute player, Breesha Maddrell. With Rob Caine preparing atmospheric samples and playing ukelele and bodhran, there’s solid support from the rhythm section of Anglin Buttimore on keyboards, Dave Mclean on bass and Danny Kneale on drums.