once again are those pipes playing on the digital internetwaves ;-) This time we're honored by the celticmusicpodcast.com. Go check it out at their sire or listen directly on our site to the podcast:
58:34 “Aftermath” by Saor Patrol from Outlander
Starting in May we hit the road again to some of our favorite places including MPS, Lo Spiroto Del Pianta & Fiera Milano. We will also perform at the Spirit of Duncarron in Scotland in June. Be sure to check out our tour page for all the latest gig information. Some additional shows will be added so check back often. http://www.saorpatrol.com/concerts
We’ve started off 2015 in fine fashion. We’ve seen our music showing up on UK music charts everywhere. Several World music charts include some of our individual songs and as well as albums, including a top 20 appearance on the ITunes album download list. These results prove that we are making an impact on the music scene both at home and across the globe. Mentions by independent streaming stations have popped up in the US, Canada and New Zealand to name a few. And there are plans for new material to be released in 2015. We never thought we would have this effect but now that we have a taste….we want MORE! Thanks to our fans, both old and new, for supporting us and spreading the news.
Official Charts Company had our recent release Outlander as high as #3 on their Independent Albums Top 20
Clanranald Trust has acquired a new headquarters building located in Callander northwest of Stirling. And in true Clan fashion, it’s not your everyday type of building. It’s the former St Kessog’s Church located in the heart of town. This new location will allow the Trust to oversee operations of all the Clan activities as well as provide plenty of storage for costumes, weapons and other production gear. The band even gets a new rehearsal room!
This fantastic structure has the space to allow for us to dream a bit. Plans for the future include developing a meeting area & banquet room that can host private parties, community events and even weddings. Historically themed displays have also been discussed to bring in tourists. This iconic building constructed in 1883 suites us perfectly and we are excited to be a part of its rebirth.
Friday 23 January, 2015 Saor Patrol on BBC: click to watch!
We recently received a last minute request to make an appearance on BBC’s The ONE Show in London. We were to be in London for our annual Burns Night at Hootenanny’s and with the help of our Clan family (Clanranald Trust), we played in front of more than 4.5 million people viewing (and an enthusiastic crowd on set). The results were felt immediately. We had more than 6,000 visits to our website in a 24 hour period and our fan base grew proportionately. What a weekend! Thanks to all those involved. When given the chance, Saor Patrol delivered a performance that still has people talking. Scottish Medieval Rock left its mark!
2014 proved to be a phenomenal year for the band. Our touring took us from one of the world’s most popular music showcases in the US to a return trip to the world’s largest outdoor metal music festival in Germany. That’s right, our performances at South by Southwest last March in Austin, Texas received wide acclaim, including some very popular bloggers that listed us in the top 20 best groups of the festival. Our trip back to Wacken was another mind blower last summer. The large crowds were sensational and welcomed us back with lots of noise!
We were especially honored to have been chosen to perform both days at Bannockburn Live on our home turf in Scotland last June. This was a very special weekend for Scotland and we were so proud to be a part. The fact that we were just as involved in the historic re-enactment of this legendary battle was even more of an honor. Clanranald Trust and Saor Patrol were ON that weekend!
We enjoyed returning to MPS in Germany and performing for our “family” there throughout the year. Our time spent in Italy was also special as we worked with old friends and met many new ones. Gigs in England, Norway, Netherlands were all tops. We visited the southeast of the US for a mini-tour that laid the groundwork for future shows and even appeared on New York City television before a photo shoot on the Brooklyn Bridge.
We released several recordings, both live and studio that have been gaining a lot of attention along with a new DVD about the band. Great footage and music in there. Of course one of our biggest stories of the year was adding Dan Dean to the band lineup. Dan has proven to be a true pro since joining the band and brings some incredible talent that will add to the future success of the group. Be sure and check out his bio, he’s the real deal.
For a second time in our career Saor Patrol will perform on Dutch soil! And what soil it is! We're happy to announce that we will play at the dutch Keltfest in Dordrecht. Here is what the lads and lassies had to say: A Scottish invasion of Keltfest! With their powerful pipes, their thundering drums and their unrelenting energy Saor Patrol will rock the ground at Keltfest 2015! Www.keltfest.nl
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