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"A band with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years" -
FATEA MAGAZINE

A young group to look out for who set a high standard” – THE LIVING TRADITION

Great songs, great musicianship and, best of all, great enthusiasm. This outfit really enjoy their music and it shows” – EDINBURGH FOLK CLUB

Some of the most talented young musicians in Scotland” – MONIAIVE FOLK FESTIVAL

An outstanding voice (Paul) with individual style” – FRANK HENNESSEY, RADIO WALES

A must see” – THE GARDEN SESSIONS

The Paul McKenna Band

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS (2010)

TRACK LISTINGS

1 : Ballad of Accounting
2 : Dancing in the Dark
3 : The Sloe Switch
4 : Between Two Worlds [listen]
5 : Jolly Beggar [listen]
6 : The Lea Rig
7 : Carnlough Bay
8 : The Lobster Set [listen]
9 : P Stands for Paddy
10 : Daylight
11 : Red Mary

Combining their love for traditional and folk music as well as original songs and tunes, The Paul McKenna Band has been playing to audiences throughout the U.K. since 2006. With a contemporary approach to songs, although not straying too far from their roots, their arrangements are both fresh and innovative. The Band consists of singer/songwriter Paul McKenna (guitar); David McNee (bouzoukis); Ruairidh Macmillan (fiddle); Sean Gray (flute and whistles); and Ewan Baird bodhran).

Their exciting sound is created through outstanding vocals, driving guitar and bouzouki, intense fiddle-playing, a warm pairing of flute and whistle and dynamic bodhran/percussion. Paul has been described as ‘having a voice that will stay with you, with a haunting quality that can make the most ordinary songs memorable’.