Friend of ASF Hannah Read, who lent her presence at our annual Burns Supper last month, and her band, The Isles, recently released the lead single on their soon-to-be released album, “Embers.”
Featuring gorgeous three-part harmonies from Ms. Read (voice/fiddle/acoustic guitar), Tamsin Wilson (voice/acoustic guitar/dobro), and Megan Lui (voice/electric guitar), who hail from Scotland, California, and England, the song is masterful in its blending. We can’t wait to hear the rest of the album!
The single premiered on The Bluegrass Situation, and is now available for download. Have a listen:
For the next two weeks Robert Burns will be celebrated around the world in words and music. On Friday, January 17, the American-Scottish Foundation held its 19th Annual Burns Celebration in association with the University Club, New York.
With over 250 people in attendance the evening was awash in tartan, bagpipes, haggis and reels as Scotland’s Bard was celebrated with music from Maureen McMullan and Mike Ogletree and the wonderful sounds of Hannah Read & Friends with their unique blend of Appalachian and Celtic Root music.
Kenneth Donnelly delivered a rousing Address To The Haggis, with great theatrical gusto. The procession was led by Andy Hamilton of the New York Pipes and Drums with the Chef Bagli, David McNicoll and the Stone Family completing the presentation.
ASF would like to thank WIiliam Grant USA for the Balvenie whisky tasting.
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The American-Scottish Foundation® invites members and friends to join for the 19th Annual Burns Night celebration, held in association with the University Club, New York, on Friday, January 17, 2014.
Join us as we honor and celebrate Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, in words and music. Reserve your tickets for a wonderful evening in true Scottish style and tradition!
for full details, to purchase tickets online or download your invitation and reply form.