Fresh from their EP launch success Gleadhraich have announced their next project has something of a sporty feel to it.
The Carnoustie Celtic rock band have revealed they have been engaged to play as part of the Glasgow 2014 celebrations.
Craig Weir, frontman and piper, explained: “We actually will be playing the Queen’s Baton Relay into Angus when it arrives on June 28. We have also been asked to write a special piece of music to mark Angus’ part in the legacy of the games. We’ve already written a ska piece which is a bit different and includes a brass section in that.
“We had this idea we wanted to recognise the contribution of other countries to the games and the piece is sounding brilliant.”
Recording begins shortly on the as-yet unnamed piece.
On Saturday night Gleadhraich, which consists of Craig, his brother Paul on drums, Ross White on guitar and bassist Graeme Ritchie rocked the Starlight Showrooms in Dundee for the official launch of EP ‘Pipe Dreams’.
Craig was delighted with the sell-out gig: “When we got on the stage the crowd was really up for it which we thrive on, any band would. It was an amazing night.”
He added: “How ‘Pipe Dreams’ sounds is in large part due to Gregor Pratt who did all the mixing and helped us to get it sounding the way we wanted it.
“It’s been well received by a lot of different people. It’s been downloaded in America, Australia and Germany. Copies have made their way to France as well.”