It’s here!!! Mànran’s 2nd album ‘The Test’ arrived this morning. It’s only available from our online SHOP until June 3rd when it goes digital. If you want it tomorrow (posty depending) buy today!
We’re proud to announce that we are now taking presales for ‘The Test’, due to be released on the 7th May Just click on our ‘SHOP’ tab where you can reserve your copy now!
The first 200 copies sold will be signed by the band as well, so be sure to get your order in now to avoid disappointment!
We have a Spring sale on all Mànran tshirts and hoodies folks!! Click on the ‘SHOP’ tab above for more info (while stocks last of course!)! And yes, all items in the shop can be posted worldwide too
We have just finished a two week stint at the fantastic Castlesound Studios in Pencaitland, near Edinburgh, recording all the tracks for our forthcoming album. We once again had the privilege of working with the legendary Phil Cunningham as producer, and with the incredibly skilled Stuart Hamilton as engineer. All the tracks are now recorded and we’re looking forward with excitement to getting them all mixed at the end of the month, though we have just received some sneaky “roughs” to have a listen to till then. Keep your eyes peeled for news about the release date, ONLINE PRE-SALES, and a SCOTTISH TOUR in May to promote the new album!
Mànran are delighted to announce a fantastic opportunity for all
graphic designers and artists!
We will be going into the studio next month to record our second album
and are currently looking for exciting new artwork to adorn the CD’s
We would like to extend the opportunity to all graphic designers and
artists with an interest in music to send us their possible designs
for the front cover.
If your artwork is chosen by the band, a fee will be agreed between both parties for your work.
If you’d like to submit any of your designs and/or ideas, please send them to email@example.com before the 1st March. The theme for the design is simply, “Test”
Let’s see what you’ve got!
Well, the plans are all in place for the recording of our second album and we’re all very excited about the project. We shall be returning to the peerless Castlesound studios for a couple of weeks in March and will once again be working with Phil Cunningham, and Stuart Hamilton. We can’t wait to record the new material we’ve been working on the last few months (some of you might have heard some of it on the Winter Tour!) and unleash it on the World!
Bliadhna mhath Ùr! Happy New Year from all at Mànran!
We had a fantastic time bringing in the New Year once more as the house band for BBC Alba’s “Cèilidh na Bliadhn’ Ùire” programme. We are especially pleased with the some of the excellent feedback we’ve been getting on this year’s show. It’s also been a great Christmas and New Year period for playing live shows and we thoroughly enjoyed every packed-out night of our Winter Tour. Thanks to all who came out to see us and make all the gigs so brilliant! We’re now looking ahead to Celtic Connections and our concert with Kila in Glasgow’s O2 ABC!
We were absolutely over the moon to win and accept the 2012 Creative Scotland and Daily Record Award for Scots, Gaelic, and Culture Award.
It was a star studded affair at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Arts museum, and was a privilege to be amongst so many other worthy winners
Thank you again to all the Daily Record readers who voted us into the final, and to the panel of judges who picked us as their winners.
A fantastic end to a very busy year for the band.
Fingers crossed for more of the same in 2013.
It was great to be back at the Darvel Festival after our debut performance there last year, and what a great night it was too! From the second we arrived we were very well looked after and it was lovely to see such a big crowd of people out to see us and the night’s other act: our very good pals Skerryvore! The organisers have being doing a fantastic job of attracting top bands to Darvel for over ten years now and it’s great to see so many people coming out to support the concerts they put on and show their appreciation for all the hard work that goes into putting on gigs. And another double-bill with Skerryvore has put us right in the mood for the 1st of January, when Mànran will once more join forces with the Skerries for a concert in Fort William’s Nevis Centre to kick off the New Year in style!
We are delighted to announce that we have been selected as finalists in this year’s Creative Scotland Awards for the “Traditional Arts, Scots and Gaelic” Award. The awards, in association with Creative Scotland and the Daily Record, are a great chance to celebrate and the reflect on the Year of Creative Scotland as it draws to a close and we are honoured to have been nominated for an award. We’re also looking forward to an opportunity to get the glad-rags on for another great night like we had at the Trad Music Awards in Perth last year where we picked up “Album of the Year” and Norrie won “Gaelic Singer of the Year”.