The Mairearad and Anna Big Band at The Arches as part of Celtic Connections was amazing fun!! We were very chuffed with our band of Natalie Hass on Cello, Eilidh Shaw and Gillian Frame on Fiddles, Tia Files on pipes, percussion, guitar and whistle and Laura-beth Salter on mandolin. We really hope to get this band on the go again for some festivals in the future. In the meantime it’s “just the two of us!” for our massive April tour, then Shetland Folk Festival, a tour of Austria, and finishing our long stint with a nice quiet one at Orkney Folk Festival!!!