Mec Lir

Genre-busting quartet Mec Lir exploded onto the Celtic music scene in 2014 with their debut release Not An EP, and they took Celtic Colours by storm the following year. Well-known for their tight, lightning-fast playing and huge sound, the Isle of Man/Glasgow based band mixes trad music with a big band synth sound in a way that few others have managed. With the fiddle melody staying very much at the core, backed by outrageous synths and drums, Mec Lir won’t fail to melt faces! The stellar line-up consists of virtuosic Manx fiddle player Tomas Callister (Ímar), along with fellow Manx musicians Adam Rhodes on bouzouki (Ímar), David Kilgallon on keyboard (Neear Nesañ), and Scotland’s Greg Barry on drums (Elephant Sessions). They will also be joined by Scottish button accordionist Paddy Callaghan, who features extensively on their latest studio album “Livewire”. Mec Lir performed virtually for Celtic Colours at Home livestream in 2020 but this October they’ll be back in person, ready once again to bring audiences to their feet with their infectious brand of “trad pop”.

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