Since they formed in 2014, Mec Lir has had audiences up on their feet with their infectious brand of “trad pop”. It’s the perfect blend of Celtic trad tunes and modern backing, with the melody still taking the lead role. The band consists of virtuosic Manx fiddle player Tomas Callister (Ímar), along with Adam Rhodes on bouzouki (Ímar), David Kilgallon on keyboard (Chronicles), and Scotland’s Greg Barry on drums (Elephant Sessions). They released their debut CD, Not An EP, in 2015, and have since recorded two singles in 2016 – the epic reels set “Chase The Ace”, and pumping polkas “The Ram”. Since they last performed at Celtic Colours, the band has been busy writing and recording their first album, due for release later this year.