Playing at the folk festival at our "spang" events only, don’t miss Isle of Man's Mec Lir! A magical cocktail of traditional Celtic music that promises to bring foot stomping beats to some of your favourite trad tunes.
What do you get when you mix together three of the Isle of Man’s most well respected trad musicians with one of Scotland’s fresh up and coming talents? Mec Lir! Formed in 2014, Mec Lir have had audiences up on their feet from their home turf of the Isle of Man and Scotland, to places like Cape Breton and Brittany with their infectious brand of ‘trad pop’. They create the perfect blend of celtic tunes and modern backing, with the melody still playing the key role. The band consists of virtuosic Manx fiddle player Tomas Callister, along with Adam Rhodes on bouzouki (both also members of Ímar), David Kilgallon on keyboard and Greg Barry on drums (who performed at last year’s festival with The Elephant Sessions). The band's had a busy few years, including going viral on Facebook with a video reaching over 2 million views, and playing at festivals such as the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany, Cape Breton’s Celtic Colours and Glasgow’s Celtic Connections. Plans are now afoot to record a new (second) album in early 2017. So keep your ears to the ground and your feet tapping! Mec Lir will make you move!