Alair

Alair

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Alair plays a blend of traditional Celtic and Scottish music with a contemporary twist. We add a fresh and highly energetic feel to our arrangements of traditional tunes. We've got flute, fiddle, harp, djembe and vocals.

Biography

We've had a blast in our 3 years together. We've played everything from Irish festivals with large audiences, down to intimate house concerts in someone's living room. We search for cool traditional tunes, and then add our own flair - often influenced by other masters of this genre - everyone from Loreena McKennitt to Natalie Haas and Alaisdair Fraser, to Gaelic Storm and the Cheiftains!

Discography

Alair, full length CD released in 2006

We have been played on http://thistleradio.com.

Set List

Our typical sets are 45 minutes; usually we do one or 2 sets per gig. Most of our music is our own arrangements, however we a have few cover songs, which are listed below.
Torn Jacket/Farewell to Ireland/Wind that Shakes the Barley
Fig for a kiss/Jimmy Ward's/Capers in the crab cakes
Road to Listonvarna
Leitrim Quickstep/Gallagher's Frolics/Banshee reel
the Butterfly
Mountain Road/Tommy People's/Moving in Decency
Brig of Perth/Money Musk/High reel
Emmigrant's Daughter
Jackie Coleman/Jenny Dang the Weaver
Scotsman's/Old Joe's/Tripping up the stairs
Inis siar
Rights of Man/Monaghan's Jig/Best in Bag
Boys of ballisodare/Lanigan's ball/Larry O'Gaff
Gravel Walk/Joe Cooley's/Jenny's Chickens

covers we peform: Pastures of Plenty, I Know my Love, Bonny Swans, Mummer's Dance