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Scran release their first album

Fri, 16 Nov 2018

Vibrant young band Scran have released their debut CD of Manx traditional music.

Their new album ‘Nane’ (Manx Gaelic for the number one) is a blend of lively Manx jigs and reels, beautiful airs such as “Dooraght” by Katie Lawrence, Gaelic song, new melodies by members of Scran and a few tunes from the other Celtic nations thrown into the mix.

Scran consists of some of the most talented young traditional musicians in the Isle of Man, and the band has grown out of Culture Vannin’s Manx music youth movement, Bree. Guided by mentor, Paul Rogers (Mabon, Strengyn & The Fecktones), Scran members are aged between 13 and 18 and the group includes BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Musician of the Year 2018, Mera Royle on harp. Scran clinched second place in the Next Big Thing 2017 and they received glowing reviews when they performed along with Mera at the Cropedy Folk Festival this summer. Past members of Scran who feature on the Nane album include fiddle player Isla Callister, who is now studying traditional music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is finding musical success with her Celtic band, TRIP.

The CD is £10.00 and is now available to buy from Culture Vannin and other local shops, or it can be downloaded as a digital album for £7.00 from the Culture Vannin bandcamp page.

Nane (CD)
Nane (digital download)

More info about Scran and Bree: www.manxmusic.com