Shennaghys Jiu festival are excited to return to the Centenary Centre for the 2018 Celtic Music Showcase, this year featuring TRIP, Birlinn Jiarg, The Lawrences and Scran.
Glasgow based TRIP are a dynamic trad band drawing influence from the cultures and traditions of Scotland, England, Ireland and the Isle of Man. They produce a powerful, driven and distinctive sound that contrasts from lively jigs and reels to captivating traditional Gaelic song.
Birlinn Jiarg perform traditional Manx music alongside contemporary compositions . The sound is based around the unusual combination of the low whistle and clarinet of Beccy Hurst and Freya Rae ( Tom Kitching Band), accompanied by Scottish guitarist and bouzouki player Alasdair Paul (Pons Aelius, Kimber/Paul) and bodhránist Callum Younger (Pons Aelius, Trio FCT).
The Lawrence’s play a mixture of traditional and contemporary Manx tunes, many composed by Katie, and their aim is to create arrangements where the pure beauty of the tunes is able to shine.
Scran are a group of 8 talented young Manx musicians who formed following participation in the Bree workshops and are now mentored by Paul Rodgers.