Upcoming shows

Date Saturday October 8th 7:30 PM
Show The Unusual Suspects of Celtic Colours
Venue Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion
Date Sunday October 9th 7:30 PM
Show Lappin' it Up in Lower River
Venue Riverdale Community Centre

Barrule

Isle of Man/Wales

The unique sound of traditional Manx music is the Celtic world’s best-kept secret. This is set to change with the introduction of Barrule, the award-winning trio hellbent on taking the Isle of Man’s music to a much wider audience. Named after the famous Manx summit where legend says the ancient Celtic God Manannan MacLir stalked his mighty fortress, Barrule fuses three distinct musical forces – gifted fiddle-player Tomas Callister, accordion wizard Jamie Smith, and versatile accompanist Adam Rhodes on bouzouki. Together this acoustic unit creates a powerful and wholly distinctive sound. With bold but sensitive arrangements, the trio presents a fresh take on traditional and contemporary Manx music. While sharing common ground with its Celtic cousins, as well as the English tradition, Manx music has retained its own particular and inherent Manxness: an atmosphere evoked by the music that speaks of the natural beauty of the island and the lives of its inhabitants.